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October Sky (1999) - Movie Details

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108 min.
Release Date
February 19, 1999
DVD Release Date
January 25, 2005
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108 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements

In Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957, all the boys grow up to be coal miners, and Homer Hickam has no reason to think he'll be any different. Too small to earn a football scholarship, Homer has no way out of his predetermined life - until the Soviet satellite Sputnik flies over the October sky and changes everything. Homer's world just got a lot bigger.

Universal Pictures presents October Sky, based on the triumphant true story... Full synopsis »

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The true story of Homer Hickam is brought to life in the heartwarming coming-of-age tale "October Sky," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. Now out on Special Edition, Universal Pictures has given all those who cannot go to Blockbuster or subscribe to Netflix a chance to "relive the magic." Full movie review »

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