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October Sky


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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Docudrama
Director: Joe Johnston

John Hickam is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim and Homer, to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son's new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher . Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.

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Larry J. Franco , Charles Gordon
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