DVD October Sky [DVD] [] [1999] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 36199),
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October Sky [DVD] [] [1999] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 25544

  • Credits
    Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Ellis
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Sturdily performed and confidently recreated..."
    Total Film

    "...[Gyllenhaal and Cooper give] passionate performances..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...OCTOBER SKY has a small-town intimacy, a group of close-knit pals and the kind of innocence seldom found on screen these days..."
    New York Times

    "...Told with a gentle humor....OCTOBER SKY is a sweet yet sincere coming-of-age story..."
    Box Office

    "...[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..."
    USA Today

    "...Refreshing....OCTOBER SKY is especially well served by Cooper..."
    Los Angeles Times

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