- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.8/10
- Director: Philip Kaufman
- Country: EnglishRussian
- Year: 1983
- Duration: 193 min
- Genres: Adventure,Biography,Drama,History,
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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.
Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Kim Stanley, Pamela Reed, Charles Frank, Donald Moffat, Mary Jo Deschanel, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Scott Paulin, Lance Henriksen, Levon Helm,