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October Sky

October Sky

Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.Feb. 19, 1999USA108 Min.PG
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Synopsis

Homer Hickam is a high faculty scholar developing up in a corporation mining city. There are few prospects for younger guys like Homer and maximum comply with their father’s footsteps and paintings in the coal mines. He’s bright however and with the encouragement of his instructor Miss Riley, hopes to have a better existence. This brings him into conflict together with his father who feels that operating for the mining enterprise is an honorable profession. When the Soviets launch the Sputnik but, Homers dreams of launching a rocket into area so he and his friends set about building a small rocket from anything substances they are able to scrounge. Homer’s father thinks it’s all a waste of time however he perseveres and eventually wins the National Science Fair and manages to head on to college. He and his father reconcile their differences. Based on a true story tt0132477

Original title October Sky
IMDb Rating 7.8 79,278 votes
TMDb Rating 7.6 649 votes

Director

Joe Johnston
Director

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal isHomer Hickam
Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper isJohn Hickam
John Hickam
Laura Dern isMiss Riley
Miss Riley
Chris Owen isQuentin
Quentin
Natalie Canerday isElsie Hickam
Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles isJim Hickam
Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling isLeon Bolden
Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis isPrincipal Turner
Principal Turner

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