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October Sky (1999)

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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 fo… View More
Genres Drama, Historical
Director Joe Johnston
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen View More
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Movie Summary

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.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Historical
Director Joe Johnston
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg, Natalie Canerday, Scott Miles, Randy Stripling
Studio Name Universal Studios
Release Date 1999
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 107 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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