October Sky

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal & Laura Dern Director: Joe Johnston  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
October Sky
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
    • DTS 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Homer Hickam - Author
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    • Production Notes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...Sturdily performed and confidently recreated..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/12/1999
"...[Gyllenhaal and Cooper give] passionate performances..." -- Rating: B
New York Times - 02/19/1999
"...OCTOBER SKY has a small-town intimacy, a group of close-knit pals and the kind of innocence seldom found on screen these days..."
Box Office - 03/01/1999
"...Told with a gentle humor....OCTOBER SKY is a sweet yet sincere coming-of-age story..."
USA Today - 02/19/1999
"...[An] emotionally authentic real-life remembrance....The finale, which utilizes vintage home movies to show us the real people we've just seen portrayed, packs a wallop..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/19/1999
"...Refreshing....OCTOBER SKY is especially well served by Cooper..."

Product Description:

The true story of Homer Hickam, a young boy trapped in a close-minded coal-mining town in the 1950's. When Sputnik is successfully launched, Homer becomes obsessed with the concept of rocket launching. To the dismay and disgust of the townspeople, as well as Homer's father, he and his friends try to launch a rocket themselves. With the inspiration of a school teacher, they persevere and never lose hope in the dreams. An uplifting, hopeful story that the whole family can enjoy.

Plot Keywords:

1950s | Achievers | Based On A Novel | Dreams | Fathers And Sons | High School Experiences | High School Friends | High School Students | Space | Space Exploration | Students | Teachers | Theatrical Release | True Story

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  • Sales Rank: 33,509
  • UPC: 025192554421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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