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October Sky
Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957. Working in the coal mines is an inescapable way of life in this small town. When high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) sees the Sputnik satellite in the night sky, he dares to break free of the mines and reach for the stars. With the support of his teacher (Laura Dern) and three friends, Homer sets out on an inspiring quest to build his own rocket. Overcoming a poor education, a tough father (Chris Cooper) and a series of misfires, Homer turns his dreams into reality in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph. "You'll laugh with it, cry with it, and go away absolutely loving it," says Robert Butler (Knight Ridder News Service) of the critically acclaimed OCTOBER SKY.
Drama / Historical
108 min
1999
PG
Universal Studios
English
VUDU Community
4.5
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90%
Cast & Crew
 
Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston
Director
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
John Hickam
Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
John Hickam
Laura Dern
Laura Dern
Miss Riley
Chris Owen
Chris Owen
Quentin
William Lee Scott
William Lee Scott
Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg
Chad Lindberg
O'Dell
Natalie Canerday
Natalie Canerday
Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles
Scott Miles
Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling
Randy Stripling
Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis
Principal Turner
Elya Baskin
Elya Baskin
Ike Bykovsky
Terry Loughlin
Terry Loughlin
Mr. Dantzler
Larry J. Franco
Larry J. Franco
Producer
Charles Gordon
Charles Gordon
Producer
Peter Cramer
Peter Cramer
Executive Producer
Marc Sternberg
Marc Sternberg
Executive Producer
Homer H. Jr. Hickam
Homer H. Jr. Hickam
Book Author
Lewis Colick
Lewis Colick
Screenwriter