A 1983 Warner Bros. film release, starring Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Dennis Quaid; also starring Fred Ward, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartright, and Barbara Hershey, with a cameo appearance by General Chuck Yeager. Based on Tom Wolfe’s best selling book The Right Stuff, this film won four Academy Awards® and launched the careers of several prominent actors. Directed by Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff is the true story of America’s “dreams to master the sky and journey into space.” This film chronicles the story of the pioneering Mercury astronauts: men named Shepard, Grissom, Glenn, Carpenter, Schirra, Cooper, and Slayton, the first Americans to ride a primitive spacecraft solo into the new frontier. Preceding them into the history books was the legendary Chuck Yeager, who far removed from the awesome media spotlight that would focus on the “spacemen” a decade later, became the first man to break the sound barrier piloting the fabled X-1. The Right Stuff is an inspiring and highly entertaining movie! This film is rated PG.