Rent October Sky (1999)

3.9 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
In Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957, coal mining is king and no one can escape life underground. But when high schooler Homer Hickam Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) sees the Soviet satellite Sputnik streak overhead, he aims for the stars and a new destiny in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph. With the help of his teacher (Laura Dern) and three buddies, Homer sets out to build his own rocket.
How Homer overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles - poor education, a disapproving father (Chris Cooper) and a series of misfires that threaten to flatten his dreams and the town - and fulfills his vision is the launching pad for one of the most timeless, inspirational stories ever brought to the screen.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Larry J. Franco, Charles Gordon
Writers:
Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/04/2011
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Cast and Filmmaker's Notes
  • Production Notes
  • Spotlight on Location
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of October Sky

10/10 - October Sky review by Swambi

Spoiler Alert
25/07/2005

There are very very few films as good as this - very well filmed, true & inspiring - you'll laugh and cry, and never forget the story (but watch the film before you get the book "Rocket Boys" as the book is even better if you've seen the film).

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