Right Stuff (1983).
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Right Stuff (1983).

Right Stuff (1983).

  • Country: USA.
  • Directed by Philip Kaufman.
  • Starring: Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Pamela Reed, Sam Shepard

The feature film takes viewers back to the distant 1947 year, at the very moment when, at the secret base of the USA, the first plane was preparing to launch, the destiny of which was to overcome the sound barrier.

One of the main characters of the film - the pilot of the highest qualification Chuck Yeager should fly the plane, but due to an unexpected change, the launch of the first X-1 supersonic aircraft is postponed, but Chuck, having gathered all his will, finally reaches the desired result and is ahead of the speed of sound.

After 8 years, in 1953, the selection of the best pilots begins, who must set new speed records, and they are found. Trained by Chuck Yeager, the guys achieve incredible success in the flight business.

In 1957, the USSR launches the first satellite in the world, which gives rise to the space race. However, Chuck Yeager in this case is categorically opposed to the space race, and he is excluded from the new team. However, things are not going to go as planned, and all 7 astronauts die without completing their mission. At that time, a war veteran is preparing to conquer new speed records on his rocket-powered aircraft, and he is making huge strides that can finally help the Americans get into space.

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