October Sky

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Aiming High: The Story of the Rocket Boys Feature Statement with Homer Hickam Spotlight on Location Production Notes Theatrical Trailer

Description

Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957. Working within the coal mines is an inescapable way of living on this small the town. When high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) sees the Sputnik satellite within the night sky, he dares to become independent from of the mines and reach for the celebrities. With the reinforce of his teacher (Laura 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 on this improbable true story of hope, determination and triumph. “You can laugh with it, cry with it, and go away absolutely loving it,” says Robert Butler (Knight Ridder News Service) of the critically acclaimed October Sky.

Bonus Content:

  • Aiming High: The Story of the Rocket Boys
  • Feature Statement with Homer Hickam
  • Spotlight on Location
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
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