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Rated
PG
Runtime 193 min
Ratings
96% critics Rotten Tomatoes
90% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Release 02/17/84
Actors Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
Directors Philip Kaufman
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Release 02/17/84
Actors Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
Directors Philip Kaufman
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.