October Sky

Is there a more American story than Homer Hickam's? Born in a dirt-poor mining town in West Virginia, Hickam's destiny was written in coal dust: He'd follow his father into the mines, mortgage himself to the company store and work until an accident or black lung disease killed him. Instead, spurred by Sputnik and America's scramble to beat the Russians at...read more

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October Sky - Official Trailer
02:05 — The triumphant true story of Homer Hickham, Jr, a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in (more…)

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Before becoming a NASA engineer, Homer Hickam was a curious high-school student from West Virginia. When the Soviet Russia launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, Homer and his friends began designing their own rockets with dreams of escap (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Is there a more American story than Homer Hickam's? Born in a dirt-poor mining town in West Virginia, Hickam's destiny was written in coal dust: He'd follow his father into the mines, mortgage himself to the company store and work until an accident or blac… (more)

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