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The right stuff
Winkler, Irwin.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2003]

Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (193 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
The true story of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton-- the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program in the U.S.
General Note:
Widescreen, special edition.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.

Based on the book by Tom Wolfe.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Disc 1. Feature film -- Disc 2. Special features.
Format :


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DVD 5886 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager and the first astronauts pioneer the U.S. space program. Directed by Philip Kaufman. From the Tom Wolfe book.


Epic tale of man's ascent into space, from Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier, to the end of the Mercury missions. Special Edition includes three documentaries on the film, a documentary on John Glenn, deleted scenes, and much more.

Author Notes

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on an army base in Illinois on November 5, 1943. He briefly studied agriculture at Mount San Antonio College, but dropped out to move to New York in 1962. He wrote more than 55 plays during his lifetime. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway when he was 19 years old and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23 years old. His plays included Chicago, The Tooth of Crime, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, The Late Henry Moss, Heartless, and A Particle of Dread. He received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1978.

He was an actor for both film and television. His films included Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, and Baby Boom. He also appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline. He wrote or co-wrote several screenplays including Far North and Renaldo and Clara with Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs with John Cale and Bob Dylan including Brownsville Girl. He wrote several books including Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles. He died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)