The Right Stuff Movie Facts, Easter Eggs and hidden details

3 of the most interesting The Right Stuff easter eggs you didn't know about. Handpicked and verified, these little-known hidden details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Right Stuff movie message.

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The Right Stuff Plot

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Director Philip Kaufman
Stars Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
IMDB score 7.8

The Right Stuff Movie Easter Eggs

Famed test pilot and first man to break the sound barrier Chuck Yeager has a cameo appearance while the "men from Washington" discuss the suitability of Yeager and other test pilots for the space program. The real Yeager offers the DC men whiskey, which they refuse.

The Right Stuff movie hidden details

Yeager and Ridley are depicted with a superstitious ritual of Yeager asking for a "stick of Beemans" before each test flight. Before his flight of the X1A, their ritual is slightly off, foreshadowing that the flight will not end well. It didn't.

Actor Sam Shepard played legendary pilot Chuck Yaeger. Shepard died in 2017 aged 73. Yaeger, meanwhile, is still alive aged 95.