October Sky

12/06/2000  |  103 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


West Virginia, 1957. In the tiny mining community of Coalwood, high school student Homer Hickam Jr (Jake Gyllenhaal) is inspired by the Soviet Sputnik satellite, and dreams of building a rocket of his own. He is hampered by his father's (Chris Cooper) resistance, but with the help of his teacher, Frieda Riley (Laura Dern), he aims to fulfil his stellar vision.

Passed 'PG' for mild language
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