October Sky

October Sky

Facts and Figures

Run time: 108 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th February 1999

Distributed by: Universal

Production compaines: Universal Pictures


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Fresh: 65 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Larry J. Franco,

Starring: as Homer Hickam, as John Hickam, as Miss Riley, as Quentin, as Roy Lee, as O'Dell, as Elsie Hickam, Scott Miles as Jim Hickam, Randy Stripling as Leon Bolden, as Principal Turner, as Ike Bykovsky, Courtney Cole-Fendley as Dorothy Platt, David Dwyer as Jake Mosby, as Mr. Dantzler, Kailie Hollister as Valentine Carmina

October Sky Review

This true story (well, based on one anyway) tells the tale of Homer Hickam, a go-nowhere coal miner's son who, in the late 1950s, decides to take up amateur rocketry for no discernable reason. Secretly, this is a movie about overcoming adversity and fatherly love, and the sentiment is heaped on so high you can't help but shed a tear. Stand By Me meets The Right Stuff.