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.
|Tagline:||How the future began.|
|Cast:||Anthony Munoz, Barbara Hershey, Charles Frank, Chuck Yeager, David Clennon, David Gulpilil, Dennis Quaid, Donald Moffat, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Haynie, John Dehner, John P. Ryan, Kathy Baker, Kim Stanley, Lance Henriksen, Levon Helm, Mary Apick, Mary Jo Deschanel, Mickey Crocker, Mittie Smith, O-Lan Jones, Pamela Reed, Royal Dano, Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Scott Paulin, Scott Wilson, Susan Kase, Veronica Cartwright, William Russ|
|Director:||Alice Tompkins, Philip Kaufman|