October Sky

October Sky

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

TitleOctober Sky
Release DateFebruary 19th, 1999
GenresDrama, Family
Runtime
DirectorJoe Johnston
WritersLewis Colick, Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Production CompanyUniversal Pictures
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsbased on novel or book, parent child relationship, small town, satellite, biography, rocket, west virginia, mining accident, teacher, student, coal mine, 1950s, sputnik, rocketry
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Homer 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
Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis
Principal Turner
Elya Baskin
Elya Baskin
Ike Bykovsky
David Dwyer
David Dwyer
Jake Mosby
Terry Loughlin
Terry Loughlin
Mr. Dantzler
O Céu de Outubro
Cielo d'ottobre
October Sky (Cielo de Octubre)
February 19th, 1999
February 26th, 2000
January 26th, 2000
August 7th, 2003
July 13th, 2003
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