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October Sky
- Jake Gyllenhaal

Overview - The true story of Homer Hickam, a young boy trapped in a close-minded coal-mining town in the 1950's. When Sputnik is successfully launched, Homer becomes obsessed with the concept of rocket launching. To the dismay and disgust of the townspeople, as well as Homer's father, he and his friends try to launch a rocket themselves.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The true story of Homer Hickam, a young boy trapped in a close-minded coal-mining town in the 1950's. When Sputnik is successfully launched, Homer becomes obsessed with the concept of rocket launching. To the dismay and disgust of the townspeople, as well as Homer's father, he and his friends try to launch a rocket themselves. With the inspiration of a school teacher, they persevere and never lose hope in the dreams. An uplifting, hopeful story that the whole family can enjoy.

Cast List

Joe Johnston - Director/Visual Effects
Barry Robison - Production Designer, YOU, ME AND DUPREE (2006)
Larry J. Franco
Larry Franco
Chris Ellis - Star, Film and TV movies, began in early '80s
Chris Cooper - Actor, ADAPTATION (2002)
Chris Owen - Actor
Bill Johnson - Special Makeup Effects, Special Effects, Makeup
Charles Gordon
Laura Dern - American Actress; RAMBLING ROSE
Jake Gyllenhaal - American actor, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, DONNIE DARKO
Mark Isham - Composer, WATERWORLD (1995)
Fred Murphy - American Director Of Photography
Lewis Colick - Screenwriter
Robert Dalva - Editor/Director Of Photography/Director
William Lee Scott
Betsy Cox
Tony Fanning - SET DESIGNER

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192554421
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2007

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Space Exploration
True Story
Achievers
Theatrical Release
Dreams
Teachers
1950s
Space
Fathers And Sons
High School Students
High School Experiences
High School Friends
Students
Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
"...Sturdily performed and confidently recreated..." - 07/01/2000 Total Film, p.104


"...[Gyllenhaal and Cooper give] passionate performances..." -- Rating: B - 03/12/1999 Entertainment Weekly, p.45


"...OCTOBER SKY has a small-town intimacy, a group of close-knit pals and the kind of innocence seldom found on screen these days..." - 02/19/1999 New York Times, p.E14


"...Told with a gentle humor....OCTOBER SKY is a sweet yet sincere coming-of-age story..." - 03/01/1999 Box Office, p.44


"...[An] emotionally authentic real-life remembrance....The finale, which utilizes vintage home movies to show us the real people we've just seen portrayed, packs a wallop..." - 02/19/1999 USA Today, p.13E


"...Refreshing....OCTOBER SKY is especially well served by Cooper..." - 02/19/1999 Los Angeles Times, p.F10

 
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