October Sky (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Chris Cooper John Hickam
Laura Dern Miss Frieda Riley
Jake Gyllenhaal Homer Hickam
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
Elya Baskin Ike Bykovsky
Courtney Cole-Fendley Dorothy Platt (as Courtney Fendley)
David Dwyer Jake Mosby
Terry Loughlin Mr. Dantzler
Kailie Hollister Valentina Carmina (as Kaili Hollister)
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Joe Johnson; Joe Johnston
Producer Charles Gordon
Writer Lewis Colick; Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.7
In Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957, coal mining is king and no one can escape life underground. But when high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) sees the Soviet satellite Sputnik streak overhead, he aims for the stars and a new destiny in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph. With the help of his teacher (Laura Dern) and three buddies, Homer sets out to build his own rocket. How Homer overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles-poor education, a disapproving father (Chris Cooper) and a series of misfires that threaten to flatten his dreams and the town- and fulfills his vision is the launching pad for one of the most timeless, inspirational stories ever brought to the screen.
"You'll laugh with it, cry with it, and go away absolutely loving it," says Robert Butler of OCTOBER SKY, a universally-acclaimed achievement filled with humor, superb performances and classic rock 'n' roll.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 100
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1
Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192055720
Chapters 18
Release Date 1999
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Spotlight on Location
Production Notes
Talent Bios
Film Highlights
Theatrical Trailer
Universal Web Link