October sky

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NASA engineer Homer H. Hickam, Jr.'s autobiography provided the basis for this drama about a teenager coming of age at the dawn of the space race. In 1957, Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a high school student in Coalwood, West Virginia when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first man-made satellite. While most of his friends and neighbors react with fear or distrust, Homer is instantly fascinated and begins studying everything he can find on jet and rocket design. While many of Homer's friends are puzzled by his new obsession, several new friends share his enthusiasm, and with the encouragement of his teacher (Laura Dern), Homer and his fellow "Rocket Boys" begin designing and launching their own homemade missiles. However, Homer's father (Chris Cooper) takes a dim view of his son's interest in rockets and is convinced Homer's future should be the same as his own, working in the local coal mines. October Sky mixes the drama of traditional family conflicts with a nostalgic glimpse of life in the mid-50's and a look at the earliest days of our journey into space. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDe1daff0b-0602-651c-c406-b9536167c1d2
Grouping Titleoctober sky
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-12-15 09:02:54AM
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auth_author2Colick, Lewis.
Cooper, Chris, 1951-
Dern, Laura.
Gordon, Charles, 1947-
Gyllenhaal, Jake, 1980-
Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Isham, Mark.
Johnston, Joe, 1950-
Owen, Chris, 1980-
author2-roleColick, Lewis.
Cooper, Chris,1951-
Dern, Laura.
Gordon, Charles,1947-
Gyllenhaal, Jake,1980-
Hickam, Homer H.,1943-Rocket boys.
Isham, Mark.
Johnston, Joe,1950-
Owen, Chris,1980-
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display_descriptionThe true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies.
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subject_facetAeronáutica -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro
Aerospace engineers -- United States -- Drama
Biographical -- Feature
Biographical films
Children's -- Feature
Children's films
DVD-Video discs
DVDs -- Juvenile literature
Drama DVDs
Feature films
French language materials -- Juvenile films
Hickam, Homer H., -- 1943-
Hickam, Homer H., -- 1943- -- Drama
Ingenieros -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro
Motion pictures
Rocketry -- Drama
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Drama
Spanish language materials -- Juvenile films
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
West Virginia -- Drama
title_displayOctober sky
title_fullOctober sky [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film
October sky [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston
title_shortOctober sky
Aerospace engineers
French language materials
Hickam, Homer H
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Spanish language materials