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October Sky

A West Virginia miner's son (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes a NASA scientist.

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October Sky

Description

Docudrama108 Mins1999PG
Starts01/20/2021Expires04/01/2021

John Hickam (Chris Cooper) is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim (Scott Miles) and Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal), 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 (Laura Dern). Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.

Moods

  • Uplifting
  • Tense
  • Creative

Cast