Writer: Tom Wolfe (book), Philip Kaufman (screenplay)
Run time: 193 min
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations.
The Right Stuff was adapted from Tom Wolfe’s best-selling 1979 book about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the first attempt at manned spaceflight by the United States.