Aviation Themed Films

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The Right Stuff is a 1983 American epic historical drama film. It was adapted from Tom Wolfe‘s best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force BaseCalifornia, as well as the Mercury Seven, the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the first manned spaceflight by the United States. The Right Stuff was written and directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Ed HarrisScott GlennSam ShepardFred WardDennis Quaid and Barbara HersheyLevon Helm is the narrator in the introduction and elsewhere in the film, as well as having a co-starring role as Air Force test pilot Jack Ridley.

The film was a box-office failure, grossing about $21 million against a $27 million budget. Despite this, it received widespread critical acclaim and eight Oscar nominations at the 56th Academy Awards, four of which it won. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_(film)
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