October Sky (1999)

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October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer H. Hickam, Jr., a coal miner's son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and who eventually became a NASA engineer. Most of the film was shot in rural East Tennessee, including Oliver Springs, Harriman and Kingston in Morgan and Roane counties. The movie mostly received a positive critical reception and is still celebrated in the regions of its setting and filming.



Release Date
19 February 1999
US Box Office
Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.
Filming Locations
Fountain City Elementary School - 2910 Montbelle Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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