October Sky
Universal Studios (1999)
Drama, Family, Biography
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.8
108 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG (Parental Guidance)
Jake Gyllenhaal Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper John Hickam
Laura Dern Miss Riley
Chris Owen Quentin
William Lee Scott Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg O'Dell
Natalie Canerday Elsie Hickam
Scott Thomas Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis Principal Turner
Elya Baskin Ike Bykovsky
Courtney Cole-Fendley Dorothy Platt
David Dwyer Jake Mosby
Terry Loughlin Mr. Dantzler
Kaili Hollister Valentine Carmina
David Copeland Coach Gainer
Don Henderson Baker Jensen
Tom Kagy Lenny
Donald Thorne Trooper One
Justin Whitsett Kid
Joe Johnston
Producer Larry Franco
Charles Gordon
Marc Sternberg
Peter Cramer
Writer Lewis Colick
Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Cinematography Fred Murphy
Musician Mark Isham

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 1/25/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned); French (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1

Aiming High: The Story of the Rocket Boys - hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickman in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA. Feature Commentary With Homer Hickam Spotlight On Location Production Notes Theatrical Trailer