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October Sky

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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Docudrama
Director: Joe Johnston

John Hickam is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim and Homer, to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son's new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher . Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.

Cast :

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Homer Hickam
  • Chris Cooper
  • John Hickam
  • Laura Dern
  • Miss Frieda Riley
  • Chris Owen
  • Quentin Wilson
  • William Lee Scott
  • Roy Lee Cook
  • Chad Lindberg
  • Sherman O'Dell
  • Natalie Canerday
  • Elsie Hickam
  • Scott Miles
  • Jim Hickam
  • Randy Stripling
  • Leon Bolden
  • Chris Ellis
  • Principal Turner
  • O. Winston Link
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Courtney Fendley
  • Dorothy Platt
  • Frank Schuler
  • Moonshiner
  • Kailie Hollister
  • Valentine Carmina
Producers :
Larry J. Franco , Charles Gordon
Writers :

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