- Jan 5, 2019
Tagline: How the future began.
Genre: Drama, History
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum, Kim Stanley, Pamela Reed, Scott Paulin, Charles Frank, Donald Moffat, Levon Helm, Mary Jo Deschanel, Scott Wilson, Kathy Baker, Mickey Crocker, Susan Kase, Mittie Smith, Royal Dano, David Clennon, Jim Haynie, Anthony Munoz, John P. Ryan, William Russ, Mary Apick, John Dehner, David Gulpilil, O-Lan Jones, Chuck Yeager
Runtime: 193Plot: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.