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October Sky

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Starring (View all)
Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal
Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper
John Hickam
Laura Dern Laura Dern
Miss Riley
Chris Owen Chris Owen
Quentin
Chad Lindberg Chad Lindberg
O'Dell
Natalie Canerday Natalie Canerday
Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles Scott Miles
Jim Hickam


Written by
Lewis Colick Lewis Colick
(screenplay)


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12 years, 7 months ago at Aug 31 12:16
And one more time at all, watching without knowing that it was based on a true story. The story is very beautiful, despite overcoming the prejudices and limitations they had at the time, beyond the relationship between father and son that he shows in a way pretty intense. I was impressed with the performance of Jake aged at 19, won me over. And priceless the first scene of Jake Gyllenhaal and Chad... read more

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10 years, 10 months ago at May 23 14:24
Since it is a rather obscure feature, I wasn’t sure what to expect from it but since Jake Gyllenhaal was starring, I thought I should check it out. To my surprise, I actually really loved this flick. The funny thing is that I’m not a huge fan of those real-life based stories and I would never expect from Joe Johnston (‘The Wolfman’, ‘Jurassic Park III’, ‘Jumanji’, ‘Honey, I Shr... read more
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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Release date: 19 February 1999
UPC: 025192055720
Tags: Drama (22), Biography (13), Family (9), 1999 (8), Space (5), Science (5), College (5), Coal (4), Satellite (4), Historical (4), Based On A Novel (4), Teen (4), Calculus (4), Rocket (3), True Story (3), Sport (3), Police (3), 1950s (3), Based On True Story (3), Biographical (3)
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" First Viewing Viewing Date: May 19th Via: iTunes Store Plot: The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. With his friends from school, Homer begins scientific experimentation to build a rocket of his own. Rating: 8.1/10 Why Did I Watch It? I've been meaning to watch this for years, and I remember seeing ads for this on TV back in the day. It was a cheap rental and it has a high IMDb rating, "


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" Directed by: Joe Johnston Produced by: Peter Cramer, Larry Franco, Charles Gordon, and Marc Sternberg Written by: Lewis Cowlick Based on the book by: Homer H. Hickam, Jr. Cinematography: Fred Murphy Edited by: Robert Silva Music by: Mark Isham Distributed by: Universal Pictures"


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