October Sky

October Sky

October Sky

Jake Gyllenhaal plays real-life figure Homer Hickam, a Sputnik-inspired young man who takes up rocketry against his father's wishes, in this 1999 inspirational drama from director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger). Co-stars Academy Award-winners Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.

1999Rating: PG, Adult themes, Low level coarse language108 minsUSA
DramaKids & FamilyTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Joe Johnston ('Captain America: The First Avenger', 'The Rocketeer', 'Jumanji')
Writer:
Lewis Colick
Cast:
Jake GyllenhaalChris CooperLaura DernChris OwenWilliam Lee Scott

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Another Universal Pictures paint-by-numbers feel-gooder!

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Each of these subplots plays out in familiar ways.

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Variety

Variety

Immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational.

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