History Film / TheRightStuff

17th Feb '18 6:55:13 AM mikey300
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"You're damn right it is..."

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"You're "Yeah, you damn right it is..."is!



* TrueCompanions: Just watch the astronauts, and their wives, rally around each other against NASA administrator and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a vice president who's trying to score political points]].

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* TrueCompanions: Just watch the astronauts, and their wives, rally around each other against a NASA administrator and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a vice president who's trying to score political points]].
29th Jan '18 5:29:35 PM mrgate3
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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Space Race]]. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Sam Shepherd for Best Supporting Actor and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Space Race]]. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Sam Shepherd Shepard for Best Supporting Actor and won four.
23rd Jan '18 2:20:29 PM bkitu
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This was a breakout role for many now-established actors: Creator/ScottGlenn (unless you count ''Urban Cowboy''), 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.

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This was a breakout role for many now-established actors: Creator/ScottGlenn (unless you count ''Urban Cowboy''), 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 Jan '18 3:50:36 PM costanton11
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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent UsefulNotes/SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Sam Shepherd for Best Supporting Actor and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent UsefulNotes/SpaceRace.[[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Space Race]]. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Sam Shepherd for Best Supporting Actor and won four.
14th Jan '18 2:33:18 PM eroock
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9th Sep '17 5:29:16 PM hello86
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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent UsefulNotes/SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman for Best Director and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent UsefulNotes/SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman Sam Shepherd for Best Director Supporting Actor and won four.
20th Jul '17 3:01:49 PM SCE2AUX
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian]]. You may well ask what they're doing in the movie.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian]]. You may well ask [[TheDish what they're doing in the movie.]]



* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot and therefore field-commissioned after the US entered the war. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot pilot, and therefore field-commissioned field-commissioned... after the US entered the war.being turned down three times by promotion board because of a court-martial on his enlisted record. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]



* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters are acting like this.

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* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake a locust/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters are acting like this.
26th Mar '17 1:22:18 PM Josef5678
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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman for Best Director and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent SpaceRace.UsefulNotes/SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman for Best Director and won four.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[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.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ's]] quote as the [[TheSpaceRace Space Race]] UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace 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.



--> '''Head of Program:''' The Free World needs a man in orbit, John, [[TheSpaceRace or it's all over]]. So, we're scrapping the Redstone rocket and we're going with the Atlas. You know what that means. [[StuffBlowingUp We haven't had too much luck with that rocket]], John. We're not going to be able to take all the precautions we'd like. It's going to be extremely dangerous....

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--> '''Head of Program:''' The Free World needs a man in orbit, John, [[TheSpaceRace [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace or it's all over]]. So, we're scrapping the Redstone rocket and we're going with the Atlas. You know what that means. [[StuffBlowingUp We haven't had too much luck with that rocket]], John. We're not going to be able to take all the precautions we'd like. It's going to be extremely dangerous....
26th Mar '17 1:20:30 PM Josef5678
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot and therefore field-commissioned after the US entered the war. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]
26th Mar '17 1:03:56 PM Josef5678
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* AnachronismStew: Although most of the film [[ShownTheirWork is good with the history]], the first reconnaissance film shown to the White House briefing room after Sputnik suffers a bit from this. It includes footage of a Soyuz rocket, which was first launched four years after the date range of this film. It also mentions the first two cosmonauts, Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. Russia wouldn't even select their first batch of cosmonauts until 1960, almost a full year after the Mercury Seven were chosen.
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