The Right Stuff (1983)
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To tell the truth, this was the first time I sat through the entire 3+ hour monster, as I'd always found its direction rather wonky. Still do. It's bloated and indulgent, with comedy that misfires more often than it amuses, but there are some very good elements in it nonetheless. Chuck Yaeger's story is the real heart of the film despite essentially being a parallel subplot, and the editing is often a delight.
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This movie ranks #341 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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This movie ranks #644 in National Film Registry
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