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  • October Sky (1999)
  • PG
    108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
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.
Director
Writers
Homer H. Hickam Jr. (book "Rocket Boys") | Lewis Colick (screenplay)
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Release date
Feb 19, 1999 (United States)

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59 cast members
Name Known for
Jake Gyllenhaal
Homer Hickam Homer Hickam   See fewer
Chris Cooper
John Hickam John Hickam   See fewer
Laura Dern
Miss Riley Miss Riley   See fewer
Chris Owen
Quentin Quentin   See fewer
Chad Lindberg
O'Dell O'Dell   See fewer
Natalie Canerday
Elsie Hickam Elsie Hickam   See fewer
Scott Thomas
Jim Hickam (as Scott Miles) Jim Hickam (as Scott Miles)   See fewer
Randy Stripling
Leon Bolden Leon Bolden   See fewer
Chris Ellis
Principal Turner Principal Turner   See fewer
Elya Baskin
Ike Bykovsky Ike Bykovsky   See fewer
Courtney Cole-Fendley
Dorothy Platt (as Courtney Fendley) Dorothy Platt (as Courtney Fendley)   See fewer
David Dwyer
Jake Mosby Jake Mosby   See fewer
Terry Loughlin
Mr. Dantzler Mr. Dantzler   See fewer
Kaili Hollister
Valentine Carmina Valentine Carmina   See fewer
David Copeland
Coach Gainer Coach Gainer   See fewer
Tom Kagy
Lenny Lenny   See fewer
Donald Thorne
Trooper One Trooper One   See fewer
Larry Rue
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Neva Howell
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Terry Nienhuis
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Brady Coleman
Anderson Anderson   See fewer
Terrence Gibney
Basil Thorpe Basil Thorpe   See fewer
Douglas Swander
Corvette Guy (as Doug Swander) Corvette Guy (as Doug Swander)   See fewer
Keeli Hale Kimbro
Corvette Girl Corvette Girl   See fewer
Blaque Fowler
Reverend Reverend   See fewer
Don Tilley
Rescue Worker Rescue Worker   See fewer
Rockford Davis
Chemistry Teacher Chemistry Teacher   See fewer
John Bennes
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Larry Black
Fred Smith Fred Smith   See fewer
Frank Schuler
Moonshiner Moonshiner   See fewer
Tommy Smeltzer
Man at Mine Man at Mine   See fewer
Ida Ginn
Quentin's Mom Quentin's Mom   See fewer
Richard Lumpkin
Judge at Welch Judge at Welch   See fewer
Mark W. Johnson
Union Official (as Mark Whitman Johnson) Union Official (as Mark Whitman Johnson)   See fewer
Don Taylor
Union Official Union Official   See fewer
Don G. Campbell
Mr. Morris Mr. Morris   See fewer
Liz Byler
Ivy League Girl (as Elizabeth Byler) Ivy League Girl (as Elizabeth Byler)   See fewer
Bradford Ryan Lund
Ivy League Boy Ivy League Boy   See fewer
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Judge at Indy Judge at Indy   See fewer
Dave Hager
Head Judge (as David Hager) Head Judge (as David Hager)   See fewer
Ray Elder
Tom Webster Tom Webster   See fewer
Andy Stahl
Jack Palmer Jack Palmer   See fewer
Joe Digaetano
Wernher von Braun (as Joey DiGaetano) Wernher von Braun (as Joey DiGaetano)   See fewer
Tom Taylor
Miner in Elevator (as Thomas Taylor) Miner in Elevator (as Thomas Taylor)   See fewer
David Ducey
Man in Crowd Man in Crowd   See fewer
O. Winston Link
Locomotive Engineer Locomotive Engineer   See fewer
Wren Barnes
Science Fair Student (uncredited) Science Fair Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryder Davis
Man in Crowd (uncredited) Man in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Edward Keith
Coal Miner (uncredited) Coal Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
Shawn Lindsay
Miner (uncredited) Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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