With the space race film “First Man” currently in theaters, it seems apropos to mention that 35 years ago today, on October 21st, 1983, the early days of NASA drama “The Right Stuff” premiered. Based on the book by Tom Wolfe, the movie starred Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris and Dennis Quaid among a cast of star-studded names. It was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 4. Another outstanding production about space travel.
Oh, and by the way, opening on the same exact day as “The Right Stuff” was the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Dead Zone” starring Christopher Walken and directed by David Cronenberg.