October Sky (1999)
Genre Drama
Studio Universal Studios
Movie Release Date 1999
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.7
Chris Cooper John Hickam
Laura Dern Miss Riley
Jake Gyllenhaal Homer Hickam
Chris Owen Quentin
William Lee Scott Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg O'Dell
Natalie Canerday Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis Principal Turner
Director Joe Johnson
Writer Lewis Colick
Producer Larry Franco
Producer Charles Gordon
Director Joe Johnston
Writer Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Producer Larry J. Franco
Musician Mark Isham
Cinematography Fred Murphy
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.
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Edition Details
Distributor Universal Studios
Edition Collector's Edition
Barcode 025192055720
Region 2
Chapters 18
Release Date 27-May-03
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1