History Film / TheRightStuff

18th May '18 10:50:39 AM morane
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* AcePilot: Figuratively ''everyone'', but literally Chuck Yeager, who had 10 aerial victories in WWII.
10th May '18 7:10:55 AM Macsen
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[[caption-width-right:350:Behold the TropeNamer for PowerWalk.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Behold the TropeNamer TropeCodifier for PowerWalk.]]



* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: The bartender notes that they "got two categories of pilots around here: your prime pilots
that get all the hot planes, and your pudknockers who dream about getting the hot planes."

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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: The bartender notes that they "got two categories of pilots around here: your prime pilots
pilots that get all the hot planes, and your pudknockers who dream about getting the hot planes."
13th Mar '18 6:59:33 PM stuffedninja
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* MissionControl: Literally. And they are [[AndMissionControlRejoiced rejoycing]] twice.

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* MissionControl: Literally. And they are [[AndMissionControlRejoiced rejoycing]] twice.rejoicing]] twice.
* MoodWhiplash: A montage of NASA rockets exploding ends with a rocket blowing its top off...with an incredibly dissonant cork-popping sound effect.



%%* SpeechImpededLoveInterest: Annie Glenn.
* SpeechImpediment: Annie Glenn's, which turns out to be central to the plot. She ''very'' successfully completed therapy for it in 1973.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: The bartender notes that they "got two categories of pilots around here. Your prime pilots
that get all the hot planes. And your pudknockers who dream
about getting the hot planes."

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%%* * SpeechImpededLoveInterest: Annie Glenn.
* SpeechImpediment: Annie Glenn's,
Glenn, John Glenn's wife, has a really bad stutter which turns out to be central to the plot.plot, mainly through her adamantly refusing to be interviewed by the press due to a fear of public speaking. She ''very'' successfully completed therapy for it in 1973.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: The bartender notes that they "got two categories of pilots around here. Your here: your prime pilots
that get all the hot planes. And planes, and your pudknockers who dream
dream about getting the hot planes."
21st Feb '18 3:11:36 PM eroock
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* UsefulNotes/StraightEdge: John Glenn.
--> "Guess they think I'm kind of a gung-ho type. Eddie Attaboy. Harry Hairshirt. What, you agree? You agree? My own wife. Do you think I'm a 'Dudley Do-right'? That's me, I guess. A lonely beacon of restraint."
21st Feb '18 3:11:13 PM eroock
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian]]. You may well ask [[TheDish 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.]]
21st Feb '18 3:10:55 PM eroock
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* ImprobablePilotingSkills: Averted.
21st Feb '18 3:10:30 PM eroock
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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 Shepard for Best Supporting Actor and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation [[TheFilmOfTheBook 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 Shepard for Best Supporting Actor and won four.



* BearerOfBadNews: The widow of a test pilot cowers in fear from the [[SinisterMinister black-clad priest]] sent to inform her of her husband's death.



* DeathNotification: The widow of a test pilot cowers in fear from the [[SinisterMinister black-clad priest]] sent to inform her of her husband's death.



* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FireForgedFriends: Almost simultaneously, the astronauts when Glenn's mission is threatened, and the wives when Vice-President Johnson wants to interview Annie Glenn.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FireForgedFriends: Almost simultaneously,
{{Foreshadowing}}: Cooper sinking the astronauts when Glenn's mission is threatened, and the wives when Vice-President Johnson wants model capsule in his drink foreshadows what happens to interview Annie Glenn.Grissom during his rescue.



* FriendshipMoment: Almost simultaneously, the astronauts when Glenn's mission is threatened, and the wives when Vice-President Johnson wants to interview Annie Glenn.



* MissionControl: Literally.

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* MissionControl: Literally. And they are [[AndMissionControlRejoiced rejoycing]] twice.



* OnSecondThought: "Gus" may not be such a bad name after all, considering the alternative "Ivan".



* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: The bartender notes that they "got two categories of pilots around here. Your prime pilots
that get all the hot planes. And your pudknockers who dream
about getting the hot planes."



* TitleDrop: Averted at the last second ...

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* TitleDrop: TickertapeParade: After completing his mission, John Glenn gets one of those in Manhattan.
* TitleDrop:
** One of the agents mentions the phrase when referring to the test pilot camp in the Californian desert.
-->"They got some kind of brotherhood. They think they got the right stuff."
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Averted at the last second ...second towards the end...
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.
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