History Film / OctoberSky

26th Sep '17 3:27:52 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Homer's frustration with his dad pressuring him into following in his line of work leads to an argument over how everyone except his dad realizes that the coal mine is done for, and that if Homer wins the science fair in Indianapolis and goes to college, he's never coming back to Coalwood.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Homer's frustration with his dad pressuring him into following in his line of work leads to culminates in an argument over how everyone except his dad realizes that the coal mine is done for, and that if Homer wins the science fair in Indianapolis and goes to college, he's never coming back to Coalwood.
26th Sep '17 3:25:33 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Homer's frustration with his dad pressuring him into following in his line of work leads to an argument over how everyone except his dad realizes that the coal mine is done for, and that if Homer wins the science fair in Indianapolis and goes to college, he's never coming back to Coalwood.
3rd Feb '17 6:36:14 PM Mdumas43073
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''October Sky'' is a 1999 film directed by Creator/JoeJohnston, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern, and Creator/ChrisCooper. Adapted from Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography ''Rocket Boys'', it follows young Homer in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.

Despite this, Homer teams up with the school geek and fellow rocket enthusiast Quentin, and recruits four of his friends into helping him. Though they fail at their first few attempts, they make several successful launches after experimenting with the fuel and rocket design. However, they run into problems with the law when it is believed that one of their rockets landed astray and caused a nearby forest fire, causing them to be disqualified from the science fair. As if this weren't bad enough, Homer's father is injured in a mining accident, and now Homer must leave school and take up the work in order to support the family, leaving him with no time to help prove that the forest fire was not their fault. The boys' math teacher has a firm belief in what they're doing, and gives Homer a book on rocket science, from which Homer teaches himself how to calculate a rocket's trajectory, allowing him to find their own rocket and prove the group's innocence.

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''October Sky'' is a 1999 film directed by Creator/JoeJohnston, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern, and Creator/ChrisCooper. Adapted It was adapted from Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography ''Rocket Boys'', it Boys''.

Set in 1957, the film
follows young Homer (Gyllenhaal) in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.

Despite this, Homer teams up with the school geek and fellow rocket enthusiast Quentin, Quentin (Chris Owen), and recruits four of his friends into helping him. Though they fail at their first few attempts, they make several successful launches after experimenting with the fuel and rocket design. However, they run into problems with the law when it is believed that one of their rockets landed astray and caused a nearby forest fire, causing them to be disqualified from the science fair. As if this weren't bad enough, Homer's father John (Cooper) is injured in a mining accident, and now Homer must leave school and take up the work in order to support the family, leaving him with no time to help prove that the forest fire was not their fault. The However, the boys' math science teacher (Dern) has a firm belief in what they're doing, and gives Homer a book on rocket science, from which Homer teaches himself how to calculate a rocket's trajectory, allowing him to find their own rocket and prove the group's innocence.
3rd Feb '17 6:32:25 PM Mdumas43073
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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by {{Joe Johnston}} and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It follows a boy by the name of Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.

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''October Sky'' is a 1999 film released in 1999, directed by {{Joe Johnston}} and Creator/JoeJohnston, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern Creator/LauraDern, and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Adapted from Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It ''Rocket Boys'', it follows a boy by the name of young Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.


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10th Dec '16 2:21:54 PM thekineditor
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** As a rare inversion, the real-life Quentin was, as mentioned by Sonny in the book, actually quite [[http://www.homerhickam.com/images/about/rb/quentin.jpg attractive]], albeit unappealing due to his {{Insufferable Genius}} personality. His film incarnation is a run-of-the-mill awkward-looking nerd.

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** As a rare inversion, the real-life Quentin was, as mentioned by Sonny in the book, actually quite [[http://www.homerhickam.com/images/about/rb/quentin.[[http://rocketboys.8m.com/quentin/quentin1.jpg attractive]], albeit unappealing due to his {{Insufferable Genius}} personality. His film incarnation is a run-of-the-mill awkward-looking nerd.
24th Sep '16 2:59:17 PM worcester
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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by Creator/Joe Johnston and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It follows a boy by the name of Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.

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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by Creator/Joe Johnston {{Joe Johnston}} and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It follows a boy by the name of Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.
24th Sep '16 2:58:05 PM worcester
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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It follows a boy by the name of Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.

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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by Joe Creator/Joe Johnston and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Creator/LauraDern and Creator/ChrisCooper. It was based on Homer Hickam Jr.'s autobiography "Rocket Boys". It follows a boy by the name of Homer Hickam in the mining town of Coalwood, West Virgina, where almost every man works in the mine. After seeing the Sputnik satellite pass over the town while in orbit, Homer becomes inspired to seek a career in rocketry, and leave the town for a new life. He plans to showcase his homemade rockets at the local science fair, though the townsfolk believe he has no chance of succeeding.
6th Jul '16 7:42:25 AM Josef5678
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* GanglandDriveBy: During a dispute between the mine and the miner's union, someone fires a shot at John while he's in the kitchen, followed by the sound of tires squealing as the shooter drives off.
18th Mar '16 7:30:23 AM orvillethird
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** The union members could fit as well. In the movie they were depicted as violent, when they were depicted at all. In the book, while they may have hated Homer's father, they had no anger towards Homer. Some even helped him make rocket components. One even suggested telling John L. Lewis, the head of the UMW- and renaming them "The United Mine and rocket Workers of America".
3rd Feb '16 10:00:00 AM RetsofNoraa
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* CatchPhrase: Quentin, the team bookworm, often uses the phrase "Prodigious!" when something good happens for the team. Roy attempts this at one point, but butchers it into "Predigenous!"
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