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October Sky, 1999

October Sky
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Written by: Lewis Colick
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  108 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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October Sky can be described as feel good, sentimental, and touching. The plot revolves around going against the odds, following your dreams, and social relations. The main genres are drama, family, and period. In approach, October Sky is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in a small town. It is located in West Virginia. October Sky takes place in the 1950s. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. October Sky is well suited for a family outing and a date night. Note that it involves profanity.

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Chris Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal in October Sky (1999)
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A West Virginia miner's son (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes a NASA scientist. more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 19 February 1999
Runtime: 108 min

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Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal As Homer Hickam
Laura Dern Laura Dern As Miss Riley
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Immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational.
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This film is family.
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A very inspiring movie..... u gotta watch it before studying :D
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Interesting to learn from the real Homer Hickham in the special edition dvd that several key facts in the movie differed from real life. Still, a compelling battle between father and son, of "falling in line" versus following one's dream. Toes the...
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