October Sky

October Sky

DVD - 2005
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The 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
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9781417013951
1417013958
Branch Call Number: DVD October 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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taviwan
May 28, 2016

Excellent story and movie.

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Davidf05
Feb 05, 2016

I saw this when it was first released and after that 5 times. It's one of the BEST inspirational movies of the 90's along with Saving Private Ryan.

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islandgirl55
Apr 12, 2015

Totally inspiring...what a great movie to watch with your kids (or anybody's kids!) to encourage them to follow their dreams. Excellent!

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Janice21383
Jan 02, 2015

A Hollywood-ready but true story. There is the odd speechifying moment, but October Sky is finely directed and acted, and has an unselfconscious sense of period. There are not many movies that make me cry happy tears, but this is one. BONUS: not sure if this was intentional, but there are overtones between Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern, who plays his passionately supportive teacher. Jakey was a big boy for his age.

harrybrowne Oct 17, 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal is a fine actor (see him in "Rendition") and this is an early film of his. Based on a fantastic and true story and set in the 1950s, it has a terrific sound track to match. Funny and charming with appealing characters. Yes, it is a bit sappy and hokey but so what? It's great entertainment.

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dixiedog
Feb 13, 2014

October Sky – DVD – based on the book Rocket Boys – A Memoir by Homer H. Hickam Jr. The movie of course deviates somewhat from the book and while very entertaining, the book in many ways was better. Both are highly recommended by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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erinsnest
Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18 2013,...My daughter had me order this movie, as she needs to watch it for a school project. Looks good.

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mooooks
Dec 17, 2013

A true story that the entire family will enjoy. A truly wonderful, inspiring, and heartfelt movie.

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Chris Rohrback
Apr 10, 2012

I abolutely LOVE this movie! One of my life's ambitions is to meet Homer and the Rocket Boys in person! It's a very inspiring and honest movie! I reccommend it to EVERYONE!!!!!!

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goodtymes35
Jul 02, 2011

Incredible movie!

Very inspiring, heart-warming and tells us that it's okay to shoot for the stars. The fact that this is based on the true story of Homer Hickam is amazing.

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