October Sky

PG| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
John Hickam (Chris Cooper) is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim (Scott Miles) and Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal), to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son's new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher (Laura Dern). Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.

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Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

October Sky (1999)

Release Date: February 12th, 1999|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • April 24, 2011 vapec
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    fabulous movie. I was one of those high school kids that was swept away by Sputnik. Briefly joined the Connecticut Rocket Society and did my physics project on nose cone shape and its effect on deflecting heat upon re-entry. Worked like a charm. Been a fan of NASA ever since. Go generation of the 50s and 60s!!!

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