October Sky

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October Sky

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October Sky

Release Date: February 19, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.»
Genres    :   Drama, Family
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures
Director    :   Joe Johnston
Producers    :   Larry J. Franco, Nancy Foy, Charles Gordon, Zane Weiner, Marc Sternberg, Peter Cramer
Writers    :   Lewis Colick, Homer H. Hickam Jr.
RunTime    :   108 mins.
Budget    :   25000000
Revenue    :   34698685

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.

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