October Sky (1999)

Watch October Sky: Based on fact, this is the story of a teenager named Homer Hickam, growing up in a coal town in West Virginia where a boy's usual destiny was to "end up in the mines." But Homer had his eye on the sky and a love for flying rockets... to the dismay of his mine-foreman father, and the consternation of the townsfolk generally. A misfit for sure, he and three of his equally outcast buddies begin making rockets, which they fly from a patch of barren land eight miles out of town... so as to no longer terrorize the community with their oft-times errant rockets. However, the people become intrigued and soon start coming out in droves to watch the 'Rocketboys' send off their homemade missiles, and...

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Ratings: IMDB: 7.80
Runtime: 108 mins
Genres: Biography Drama Family
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Laura Dern Chris Cooper Chris Owen Randy Stripling Frank Schuler

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