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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
Release Date 1999-02-19
Runtime 108 minutes
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kathleen_caste shared a tip "I will happily watch any movie about NASA and space."
wahsatch_outdoors shared a tip "Great film for teenagers and preteens looking to get excited about science. Awesome flashback to the 50s-60s."
juanito shared a tip "Good movie to watch while you’re avoiding people."
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?"
annabeth_b shared a tip "So inspiring!"
maddy_malm shared a tip "it's amazing one of my favorite actors, a great entertaining history movie"
itsethan658 shared a tip "It actually is October Sky, funny you ask that."