October Sky
Widescreen
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Joe Johnston
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-055720
Running time: 1:47 (107 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 27, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1299)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 07, 2000
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
In Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957, coal mining is king and no one can escape life underground. But when high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) sees the Soviet satellite Sputnik streak overhead, he aims for the stars and a new destiny in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph. With the help of his teacher (LAURA DERN) and three buddies, Homer sets out to build his own rocket. How Homer overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles – poor education, a disapproving father (CHRIS COOPER) and a series of misfires that threaten to flatten his dreams and the town – and fulfills his vision is the launching pad for one of the most timeless, inspirational stories ever brought to the screen.

"You'll laugh with it, cry with it, and go away absolutely loving it," says Robert Butler (Knight Ridder News Service) of OCTOBER SKY, a universally-acclaimed achievement filled with humor, superb performances and classic rock 'n' roll.
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Web Links
Crew
Direction
Joe Johnston....Director
Writing
Lewis Colick....Screenwriter
Homer H. Hickam, Jr.....Original Material By
Production
Charles Gordon....Producer
Larry Franco....Producer
Marc Sternberg....Executive Producer
Peter Cramer....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Fred Murphy....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert Dalva....Film Editor
Music
Mark Isham....Composer
Sound
Mary Ellis....Production Sound Mixer
Howell Gibbens....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Casper....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Daniel Leahy....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Barry Robison....Production Designer
Betsy Cox....Costume Designer
Tony Fanning....Art Director
Joey DiGaetano....Visual Effects
Lynn Barber....Make-up Artist
Gloria Belz....Make-up Artist
Bill Johnson....Make-up Effects
Jim Mitchell....Visual Effects
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal....Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper....John Hickam
Laura Dern....Miss Riley
Chris Owen....Quentin
William Lee Scott....Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg....O'Dell
Natalie Canerday....Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles....Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling....Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis....Principal Turner
Elya Baskin....Ike Bykovsky
Courtney Fendley....Dorothy Platt
David Dwyer....Jake Mosby
Terry Loughlin....Mr. Dantzler
Kaili Hollister....Valentina Carmina
David Copeland....Coach Gainer
Don Henderson Baker....Jensen
Tom Kagy....Lenny
Donald Thorne....Trooper One
Justin Whitsett....Kid
Neighbors
Larry Rue
Neva Howell
Terry Nienhuis
Brady Coleman....Anderson
Rick Forrester....Roper
Terrence Gibney....Basil Thorpe
Doug Swander....Corvette Guy
Keeli Hale Kimbro....Corvette Girl
Mark Jeffrey Miller....Vernon
Blaque Fowler....Reverend
Don Tilley....Rescue Worker
Rockford Davis....Chemistry Teacher
John Bennes....Doctor
Jonathan Fawbush....Barney
Larry Black....Fred Smith
Frank Schuler....Moonshiner
Tommy Smeltzer....Man at Mine
Miners
Charles Lawlor
Tom Turbiville
Ida Ginn....Quentin's Mom
Richard Lumpkin....Judge at Welch
Union Officials
Mark Whitman Johnson
Don Taylor
Don G. Campbell....Mr. Morris
Elizabeth Byler....Ivy League Girl
Bradford Ryan Lund....Ivy League Boy
Frank Hoyt Taylor....Judge at Indy
David Hager....Head Judge
Ray Elder....Tom Webster
Andy Stahl....Jack Palmer
Joey DiGaetano....Wernher Von Braun
Thomas Taylor....Miner in Elevator
David Ducey....Man in Crowd
Jenny Patterson....Nurse
O. Winston Link....Locomotive Engineer