October Sky

October Sky (1999)

Genres - Biography, Drama, Family  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Coming-Of-Age Fiction, Drama Fiction, Family Film, Teen Film  |   Release Date - Feb 19, 1999  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer H. Hickam, Jr., a coal miner's son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father's wishes and eventually became a NASA engineer. Most of the film was shot in rural East Tennessee, including Oliver Springs, Harriman and Kingston in Morgan and Roane counties. The movie mostly received a positive critical reception and is still celebrated in the regions of its setting and filming.[citation needed]

Movie Info

Budget

$25,000,000

Box Office

$34,698,753

Tags

1950s, Coal Mine, Coming Of Age/Teen, Film Based On Books, Homer, Mining Accident, Rocket, Rocket Boy, Rocketry, Satellite, Small Town, Space/Aliens, Sputnik, True Stories, West Virginia

Attributes

Based On: Rocket Boys
Filming Location: Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs
Narrative Location: Coalwood
Subject: coal industry, Coalwood, Cold War, Homer Hickam, rocketry
Time Period: 1950s

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Alternate Titles

Céu de Outubro
PT
Ciel d'octobre
CA, FR
Cielo d'ottobre
IT
Cielo de octubre
AR, MX, UY
Dogonić kosmos
PL
Dosięgnąć kosmosu
PL
Ekim Düşü
TR
Lokakuun taivas
FI
Nebo u listopadu
HR
Những Cậu Bé Hỏa Tiễn
VN
O Céu de Outubro
BR
October Sky
AU, CA, DK, DE, IN, GB, US
October Sky (Cielo de octubre)
ES
Októberi égbolt
HU
Oktobrsko nebo
SI
Październikowe niebo
PL
Rocket Boys
US
Spalio dangus
LT
Tombé du ciel
CA
Όνειρα του ουρανού
GR
Жовтневе небо
UA
Октобарско небо
RS
Октябрьское небо
RU
十月的天空
CN, TW
遠い空の向こうに
JP
飛一般夢想
HK