October Sky (Special Edition)
List Price: $9.99
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Universal Studios
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal Laura Dern Chris Cooper Chris Owen William Lee Scott
Size: 7.5000" x 5.3000"
Weight: 0.1500 lbs.
Language: English, English, French, Spanish, English, French, Spanish
Based on the memoir Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam Jr., October Sky emerged as one of the most delightful sleepers of 1999--a small miracle of good ol' fashioned movie-making in the cynical, often numbingly trendy Hollywood of the late 20th century. Hickam's true story begins in 1957 with Russia's historic launch of the Sputnik satellite, and while Homer (played with smart idealism by Jake Gyllenhaal) sees Sputnik as his cue to pursue a fascination with rocketry, his father (Chris Cooper) epitomizes the admirable yet sternly stubborn working-man's ethic of the West Virginia coal miner, casting fear and disdain on Homer's pursuit of science while urging his "errant" son to carry on the More...
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