October Sky

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Overview

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.

  1. Lewis Colick

    Screenplay

  2. Homer H. Hickam Jr.

    Author

  3. Joe Johnston

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Homer Hickam

  2. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper

    John Hickam

  3. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Miss Riley

  4. Chris Owen

    Chris Owen

    Quentin

  5. William Lee Scott

    William Lee Scott

    Roy Lee

  6. Chad Lindberg

    Chad Lindberg

    O'Dell

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 19, 1999
    PG, Theatrical

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