History Film / TheRightStuff

8th Dec '16 1:16:11 PM bkitu
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** When Glenn agreed to make the first US manned orbital flight, he accepting the risk of sitting atop an Atlas rocket. The failure rate of the vehicle at the time was ''forty percent''.

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** When Glenn agreed to make the first US manned orbital flight, he accepting accepted the risk of sitting atop an Atlas rocket. The failure rate of the vehicle at the time was ''forty percent''.
8th Dec '16 1:15:33 PM bkitu
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* StuffBlowingUp: Towards the middle of the film there's a reel of rockets exploding. Justified as it showed the US hadn't exactly perfected the science of rocketry just yet.

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* StuffBlowingUp: StuffBlowingUp:
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Towards the middle of the film there's a reel of rockets exploding. Justified as it showed the US hadn't exactly perfected the science of rocketry just yet.yet.
** When Glenn agreed to make the first US manned orbital flight, he accepting the risk of sitting atop an Atlas rocket. The failure rate of the vehicle at the time was ''forty percent''.
3rd Dec '16 11:19:47 AM Camassia
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: LBJ's quote as the [[TheSpaceRace Space Race]] part began. "The Romans ruled the world because they could build roads" is arguable, leaning towards false. But "the British ruled the world because they had ships" and "we won the war because we had planes" is downright absurd. However, that line was lifted nearly verbatim from LBJ's own words.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: LBJ's [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ's]] quote as the [[TheSpaceRace Space Race]] part began. "The Romans ruled the world because they could build roads" is arguable, leaning towards false. But "the British ruled the world because they had ships" and "we won the war because we had planes" is downright absurd. However, that line was lifted nearly verbatim from LBJ's own words.



*LargeHam: Donald Moffat gives what may be the most over-the-top screen portrayal of LBJ. "You know what the Russians want?"
-->'''LBJ:''' ''[[VillainousBreakdown ISN'T THERE ANYBODY WHO CAN DEAL WITH A HOUSEWIFE?!]]''



* UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson: Donald Moffat gives what may be the most over-the-top screen portrayal of LBJ. "You know what the Russians want?"
-->'''LBJ:''' ''[[VillainousBreakdown ISN'T THERE ANYBODY WHO CAN DEAL WITH A HOUSEWIFE?!]]''



* UsefulNotes/{{NASA}}: Also literally.
15th Oct '16 4:46:22 PM eroock
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This was a breakout role for many now-established actors: Creator/ScottGlenn (unless you count ''Urban Cowboy''), Dennis Quaid (unless you count ''Breaking Away''), Fred Ward (unless you count ''Escape from Alcatraz''), and Creator/EdHarris (unless you count ''Knightriders''). Additionally, Music/SamShepard has never worked too hard to advance his acting career, but if he can be said to have a breakout role, this is it: he was nominated for an Oscar.

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This was a breakout role for many now-established actors: Creator/ScottGlenn (unless you count ''Urban Cowboy''), Dennis Quaid Creator/DennisQuaid (unless you count ''Breaking Away''), Fred Ward (unless you count ''Escape from Alcatraz''), and Creator/EdHarris (unless you count ''Knightriders''). Additionally, Music/SamShepard has never worked too hard to advance his acting career, but if he can be said to have a breakout role, this is it: he was nominated for an Oscar.
20th Sep '16 10:05:13 AM Kitch
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** In addition to the events in MacGyvering and OutOfTheInferno, Chuck Yeager also attests to [[https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager/status/776534558246248449 what was depicted for his first Mach 2 flight.]]
17th Sep '16 8:43:28 AM mrgate3
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* NoNameGiven: The above-mentioned "Minister"; the "Recruiters" (Creator/JeffGoldblum and Creator/HarryShearer); "Liaison Man" (David Clennon from ''Series/Thirtysomething''); the mysterious Head of the Space Program (and his even more mysterious Soviet counterpart[[note]]Serious TruthInTelevision on that one; Sergei Korolev was a ''very'' deep secret in the Soviet Union[[/note]]); the "Permanent Press Corps"; etc. etc.

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* NoNameGiven: The above-mentioned "Minister"; the "Recruiters" (Creator/JeffGoldblum and Creator/HarryShearer); "Liaison Man" (David Clennon from ''Series/Thirtysomething''); ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}''); the mysterious Head of the Space Program (and his even more mysterious Soviet counterpart[[note]]Serious TruthInTelevision on that one; Sergei Korolev was a ''very'' deep secret in the Soviet Union[[/note]]); the "Permanent Press Corps"; etc. etc.


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* TitleDrop: Averted at the last second ...
-->''[Interviewer asks Gordo Cooper, "who's the best pilot you ever saw?"]''
-->'''Gordo''': There is one pilot who I think truly did have The Right ... ''[interrupted by a barrage of interview questions]''
24th Aug '16 4:27:15 PM bkitu
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* CrypticBackgroundReference: During the X-1 flight, Yeager has a line that seems like a throwaway: "Hey, Ridley. Make a little note here, would ya? ''Elevator effectiveness regained.''" Nothing else is mentioned about it. However, in earlier RealLife prep flights of the X-1, Yeager had noticed that when approaching Mach 1, the plane's elevator controls would go all wonky. He and Jack Ridley worked for weeks on modifying the plane's elevator system to overcome the issue. Yeager's note that the elevator was working was a signal to Ridley that he was ready to take his shot at pushing past Mach 1.
21st Jun '16 1:28:42 PM gewunomox
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Not to be confused with the {{Anime}} online store ''[[http://www.rightstuf.com The Right Stuf]]'', which has one "F". Or the song by NewKidsOnTheBlock.

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Not to be confused with the {{Anime}} online store ''[[http://www.rightstuf.com The Right Stuf]]'', which has one "F". Or the song by NewKidsOnTheBlock.
Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock.
16th May '16 11:17:27 PM erforce
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* NoNameGiven: The above-mentioned "Minister"; the "Recruiters" (Creator/JeffGoldblum and [[ThisIsSpinalTap Harry Shearer]], kind of a two-person CrowningMomentOfFunny); "Liaison Man" (David Clennon from ''Thirtysomething''); the mysterious Head of the Space Program (and his even more mysterious Soviet counterpart[[note]]Serious TruthInTelevision on that one; Sergei Korolev was a ''very'' deep secret in the Soviet Union[[/note]]); the "Permanent Press Corps"; etc. etc.

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* NoNameGiven: The above-mentioned "Minister"; the "Recruiters" (Creator/JeffGoldblum and [[ThisIsSpinalTap Harry Shearer]], kind of a two-person CrowningMomentOfFunny); Creator/HarryShearer); "Liaison Man" (David Clennon from ''Thirtysomething''); ''Series/Thirtysomething''); the mysterious Head of the Space Program (and his even more mysterious Soviet counterpart[[note]]Serious TruthInTelevision on that one; Sergei Korolev was a ''very'' deep secret in the Soviet Union[[/note]]); the "Permanent Press Corps"; etc. etc.
26th Apr '16 12:39:16 PM JustTroper
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* SpeechImpededLoveInterest: Annie Glenn.
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