October Sky

October Sky

DVD - 1999
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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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 1999
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9786310704760
Branch Call Number: OCT
Characteristics: 1 dvd (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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lavasushi
Sep 22, 2020

I like this film even though there’s some spoon feeding theatrics: a shooting star goes by the window: good and bad are obviously portrayed. But it’s based on a true story of Homer Hickam’s life and the incredible obstacles he overcame. And Chris Cooper, local boy, is in it.

Great movie based on a true story.

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lynnwl
Oct 24, 2018

Great movie. Well done and inspirational.

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taviwan
May 28, 2016

Excellent story and movie.

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Davidf05
Feb 05, 2016

I saw this when it was first released and after that 5 times. It's one of the BEST inspirational movies of the 90's along with Saving Private Ryan.

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islandgirl55
Apr 12, 2015

Totally inspiring...what a great movie to watch with your kids (or anybody's kids!) to encourage them to follow their dreams. Excellent!

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Janice21383
Jan 02, 2015

A Hollywood-ready but true story. There is the odd speechifying moment, but October Sky is finely directed and acted, and has an unselfconscious sense of period. There are not many movies that make me cry happy tears, but this is one. BONUS: not sure if this was intentional, but there are overtones between Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern, who plays his passionately supportive teacher. Jakey was a big boy for his age.

harrybrowne Oct 17, 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal is a fine actor (see him in "Rendition") and this is an early film of his. Based on a fantastic and true story and set in the 1950s, it has a terrific sound track to match. Funny and charming with appealing characters. Yes, it is a bit sappy and hokey but so what? It's great entertainment.

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dixiedog
Feb 13, 2014

October Sky – DVD – based on the book Rocket Boys – A Memoir by Homer H. Hickam Jr. The movie of course deviates somewhat from the book and while very entertaining, the book in many ways was better. Both are highly recommended by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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erinsnest
Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18 2013,...My daughter had me order this movie, as she needs to watch it for a school project. Looks good.

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