The Right Stuff

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America’s space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ‘boy scout’ of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.
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Film Cast:

  • Chuck Yeager: Sam Shepard
  • Alan Shepard: Scott Glenn
  • John Glenn: Ed Harris
  • Gordon Cooper: Dennis Quaid
  • Gus Grissom: Fred Ward
  • Glennis Yeager: Barbara Hershey
  • Pancho Barnes: Kim Stanley
  • Betty Grissom: Veronica Cartwright
  • Trudy Cooper: Pamela Reed
  • Deke Slayton: Scott Paulin
  • Scott Carpenter: Charles Frank
  • Wally Schirra: Lance Henriksen
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Donald Moffat
  • Jack Ridley / Narrator: Levon Helm
  • Annie Glenn: Mary Jo Deschanel
  • Scott Crossfield: Scott Wilson
  • Louise Shepard: Kathy Baker
  • Marge Slayton: Mickey Crocker
  • Rene Carpenter: Susan Kase
  • Jo Schirra: Mittie Smith
  • Minister: Royal Dano
  • Liaison Man: David Clennon
  • Air Force Major: Jim Haynie
  • NASA Recruiter: Jeff Goldblum
  • NASA Recruiter: Harry Shearer
  • Chief Scientist: Scott Beach
  • Nurse Murch: Jane Dornacker
  • Gonzales: Anthony Munoz
  • Head of Program: John P. Ryan
  • Life Reporter: Darryl Henriques
  • Himself: Eric Sevareid
  • Slick Goodlin: William Russ
  • The Permanent Press Corps: Drew Letchworth
  • The Permanent Press Corps: Christopher P. Beale
  • The Permanent Press Corps: Richard Dupell
  • The Permanent Press Corps: William Hall
  • The Permanent Press Corps: John X. Heart
  • The Permanent Press Corps: Ed Holmes
  • The Permanent Press Corps: Jack Bruno Tate
  • Grand Designer: Edward Anhalt
  • Woman Reporter: Mary Apick
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: Robert Beer
  • Eddie Hodges: Erik Bergmann
  • Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson: James Brady
  • Woman TV Reporter: Katherine Conklin
  • Waitress: Maureen Coyne
  • Bell Aircraft Executive: Tom Dahlgren
  • Bell Aircraft Executive: John Lion
  • Sally Rand: Peggy Davis
  • Henry Luce: John Dehner
  • Review Board President: Robert Elross
  • Assistant Scientist: Drew Eshelman
  • Game Show M.C.: Robert J. Geary
  • 1st X-1 Pilot: Royce Grones
  • Aborigine: David Gulpilil
  • Australian Driver: Anthony Wallis
  • Young Widow: Kaaren Lee
  • Cocoa Beach Girl: Sandy Kronemeyer
  • Cocoa Beach Girl: Frankie Di
  • Texan: Michael Pritchard
  • Texan: Ed Corbett
  • Girl at Pancho’s: O-Lan Jones
  • Astronaut Trainee: Mark Todd
  • Astronaut Trainee: Allen Gebhardt
  • Fred: Chuck Yeager

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Lisa Fruchtman
  • Set Decoration: George R. Nelson
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Editor: Tom Rolf
  • Casting: Lynn Stalmaster
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mark Berger
  • Executive Producer: James D. Brubaker
  • Sound Effects Editor: Pat Jackson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Richard Hymns
  • Production Design: W. Stewart Campbell
  • Sound Effects Editor: Tim Holland
  • Stunt Coordinator: Buddy Joe Hooker
  • Director of Photography: Caleb Deschanel
  • Original Music Composer: Bill Conti
  • Producer: Irwin Winkler
  • Makeup Artist: Karen Bradley
  • Producer: Robert Chartoff
  • Sound Effects Editor: John Benson
  • Editor: Glenn Farr
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Randy Thom
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Ken Pepiot
  • Production Design: Geoffrey Kirkland
  • Editor: Stephen A. Rotter
  • Novel: Tom Wolfe
  • Editor: Douglas Stewart
  • Steadicam Operator: Ted Churchill
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Todd Boekelheide
  • Set Decoration: Jim Poynter
  • Steadicam Operator: Harry Mathias
  • Production Design: Richard Lawrence
  • Sound Effects Editor: Karen G. Wilson
  • Hairstylist: Catherine Childers
  • Script Supervisor: Alice Tompkins
  • Production Design: Peter R. Romero
  • Hairstylist: Pat Grover
  • Production Sound Mixer: David MacMillan
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jay Boekelheide
  • Makeup Artist: Yvonne Curry
  • Hairstylist: Bruce Geller
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Thomas Scott
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Wiskes

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