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October Sky (1999)

PG
108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
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Homer H. Hickam Jr. (book "Rocket Boys") | Lewis Colick (screenplay)
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$ 25,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 5,905,250
Gross (USA)
$ 32,481,825
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Release date
Feb 19, 1999 (United States)

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59 cast members
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Jake Gyllenhaal
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7.8 / 10 | 72,772 votes