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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.

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1999-02-19

Runtime 108 minutes

Budget $25m

Revenue $35m


TMDB 7.6


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kathleen_caste shared a tip "I will happily watch any movie about NASA and space."

erin_ogorman_5222 shared a tip "Really wonderful film based on a true story."

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wahsatch_outdoors shared a tip "Great film for teenagers and preteens looking to get excited about science. Awesome flashback to the 50s-60s."

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juanito shared a tip "Good movie to watch while you’re avoiding people."

dylan_meyers_8630 shared a tip "My favorite drama movie ever"

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charles_jones_8104 shared a tip "When Homer and Quentin find the rocket they couldn't account for. Excellent question! What's your favorite part?"

karen_bozeman shared a tip "Great acting and a compelling story"

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annabeth_b shared a tip "So inspiring!"

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maddy_malm shared a tip "it's amazing one of my favorite actors, a great entertaining history movie"

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itsethan658 shared a tip "It actually is October Sky, funny you ask that."

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