October Sky (1999)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 90% / Audience 88%

8/10

Rated PG 1 hr 47 mins

GENRES
Drama • Family
DIRECTION
Joe Johnston
CAST
Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Chris Cooper  •  Laura Dern  •  Chris Owen

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Jake Gyllenhaal Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper John Hickam
Laura Dern Miss Riley
Chris Owen Quentin
William Lee Scott Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg O'Dell
Natalie Canerday Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis Principal Turner
Elya Baskin Ike Bykovsky
Courtney Cole-Fendley Dorothy Platt