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Taabish 6 years ago
Inspirational beyond words.
Abriel Jenshus over 6 years ago
inspiring true story of a boy intent on following his dreams of becoming an astronaut
Niel de la Rouviere over 6 years ago
Marcel almost 7 years ago
Wonderful family movie about coming of age boys who build rockets in light of Sputnik...
Ben Emmel over 7 years ago
I have a soft spot for coming-of-age movies with rockets and science. It's Rudy+Apollo 13.
Caleb Pereira 1 month ago
Don Lathrop 11 months ago
Nathaniel Spencer over 2 years ago
Bethany Foster over 2 years ago
Sandra Padilla over 2 years ago
Tim Wright 3 years ago
Daniel Duval over 3 years ago
Richard Sebastian over 3 years ago
Mariana over 4 years ago
Nat Welch 5 years ago
Roxanne 5 years ago
J.Throssel over 5 years ago
October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and who eventually became a NASA engineer. Most of the film was shot in Morgan County, Tennessee, with parts being filmed in Roane County, Tennessee in the towns of Oliver Springs, Harriman, and Kingston, Tennessee. October Sky is an anagram of Rocket Boys, the title of the book upon which the movie is based. It is also used in a period radio broadcast describing Sputnik as it crossed the "October sky." Homer Hickam stated that "Universal Studios marketing people got involved and they just had to change the title because, according to their research, women over thirty would never see a movie titled Rocket Boys", so Universal Pictures changed the title to be more inviting to a wider audience. The book...
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