October Sky
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Joe Johnston
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-380860
Running time: 1:48 (108 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 04, 2016
Collection type: Owned (#4488)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 09, 2016
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern star in October Sky, a touching and inspirational drama that's based on a true story. Working in the coal mines was an inescapable way of life in the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957. When high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Gyllenhaal) sees the Sputnik satellite in the night sky, he dares to break free of the mines and reach for the stars. With the support of his teacher (Dern) and three friends, Homer sets out on an inspiring quest to build his own rocket. Overcoming a poor education, a tough father (Chris Cooper) and a series of misfires, Homer turns his dreams into reality in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish  DTS 5.1
French  DTS 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
Crew
Direction
Joe Johnston....Director
Writing
Lewis Colick....Screenwriter
Homer H. Hickam, Jr.....Original Material By
Production
Charles Gordon....Producer
Larry Franco....Producer
Marc Sternberg....Executive Producer
Peter Cramer....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Fred Murphy....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert Dalva....Film Editor
Music
Mark Isham....Composer
Sound
Mary Ellis....Production Sound Mixer
Howell Gibbens....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Casper....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Daniel Leahy....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Barry Robison....Production Designer
Betsy Cox....Costume Designer
Tony Fanning....Art Director
Joey DiGaetano....Visual Effects
Gary L. Pilkinton....Visual Effects
Dave Rigbsy....Visual Effects
Richard E. Perry....Visual Effects
Kathleen Tonkin....Visual Effects
Marciann Shapiro....Costume Designer
Lynn Barber....Make-up Artist
Gloria Belz....Make-up Artist
Julie Callihan....Make-up Artist
Leigh Ann Yandle....Make-up Artist
Bill Johnson....Make-up Effects
Special Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic
Jim Mitchell....Visual Effects
Cast
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 Miles....Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling....Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis....Principal Turner
Elya Baskin....Ike Bykovsky
Courtney 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
Neighbors
Larry Rue
Neva Howell
Terry Nienhuis
Brady Coleman....Anderson
Rick Forrester....Roper
Terrence Gibney....Basil Thorpe
Doug Swander....Corvette Guy
Keeli Hale Kimbro....Corvette Girl
Mark Jeffrey Miller....Vernon
Blaque Fowler....Reverend
Don Tilley....Rescue Worker
Rockford Davis....Chemistry Teacher
John Bennes....Doctor
Jonathan Fawbush....Barney
Larry Black....Fred Smith
Frank Schuler....Moonshiner
Tommy Smeltzer....Man at Mine
Miners
Charles Lawlor
Tom Turbiville
Ida Ginn....Quentin's Mom
Richard Lumpkin....Judge at Welch
Union Officials
Mark Whitman Johnson
Don Taylor
Don G. Campbell....Mr. Morris
Elizabeth Byler....Ivy League Girl
Bradford Ryan Lund....Ivy League Boy
Frank Hoyt Taylor....Judge at Indy
David Hager....Head Judge
Ray Elder....Tom Webster
Andy Stahl....Jack Palmer
Joey DiGaetano....Wernher Von Braun
Thomas Taylor....Miner in Elevator
David Ducey....Man in Crowd
Jenny Patterson....Nurse
O. Winston Link....Locomotive Engineer