October Sky (1999)

This One's Gonna Go for Miles

When Homer’s dad (Chris Cooper) shows up for the Rocket Boys’ last launch, Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal) lets him push the button.

Directed by Joe Johnston.

Released in 1999 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Son
  • character-type: Father
  • character-type: Student
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  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Biography
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • mood: Inspiring
  • mood: Family-Friendly
  • mood: Exciting
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Feel-Good
  • mood: Sentimental
  • prop: Rocket Launcher
  • setting: Field
  • theme: Character
  • theme: Innovation
  • theme: Family
  • theme: Determination
  • theme: Acceptance
  • actor: Chad Lindberg
  • actor: William Lee Scott
  • actor: Natalie Canerday
  • actor: Chris Cooper
  • actor: Laura Dern
  • actor: Chris Owen
  • actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • director: Joe Johnston
  • producer: Marc Sternberg
  • producer: Peter Cramer
  • producer: Larry J. Franco
  • cinematographer: Fred Murphy
  • composer: Mark Isham
  • editor: Robert Dalva
  • costume-designer: Betsy Cox
  • production-designer: Barry Robison
  • role-name: Miss Riley
  • role-name: Elsie Hickam
  • role-name: Homer Hickam
  • role-name: O'Dell
  • role-name: John Hickam
  • role-name: Roy Lee
  • role-name: Quentin
  • screenwriter: Homer H. Hickam Jr.
  • screenwriter: Lewis Colick
  • year: 1999
  • studio: Universal