History Film / OctoberSky

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!"
29th Sep '15 8:41:45 AM NTC3
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''October Sky'' is a film released in 1999, directed by Joe Johnston. 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 Johnston.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.
28th Sep '15 1:54:35 PM NTC3
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The film has been well-received, and now holds [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/october_sky/?search=october%20sky 90% rating]] on Website/RottenTomatoes.
10th Aug '15 7:13:44 PM bobfrank
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* DyingTown: Coalwood.
10th Aug '15 7:09:14 PM bobfrank
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* AdaptationDyeJob: As shown in the epilogue, the real-life Miss Riley had black hair. She's a blonde in the movie.
21st Jul '15 8:58:45 AM yourlaw
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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.jpgive 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.jpgive jpg attractive]], albeit unappealing due to his {{Insufferable Genius}} personality. His film incarnation is a run-of-the-mill awkward-looking nerd.
21st Jul '15 8:51:28 AM yourlaw
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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.jpgive attractive]], albeit unappealing due to his {{Insufferable Genius}} personality. His film incarnation is a run-of-the-mill awkward-looking nerd.
20th Jun '15 8:00:27 AM Generality
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* ArcWords: "It's not gonna fly unless somebody [does thing]" The boys initially have to light a fuse and run away, but the film shows their progress by advancing to pulling a string to light a match by pulley, to pulling an electric switch, to pushing a button.



* FailureMontage: There's a long sequence of rockets [[StuffBlowingUp exploding on the launchpad]] before the boys are shown figuring out what the problem is.



* HardWorkMontage: The boys trying to get their rockets to stop [[StuffBlowingUp exploding on the launchpad]].
14th May '15 12:40:39 PM JusticEqualsVengeance
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[AmericanPie The Shermanator]] is Quentin.
* ILikeThoseOdds: O'Dell

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[AmericanPie The Shermanator]] is Quentin.
* ILikeThoseOdds: O'DellO'Dell.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WorkingTitle: The working title, "Rocket Boys" (also the name of Homer Hickham's memoir which the movie was based on), is an anagram of October Sky.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WorkingTitle: The working title, "Rocket Boys" (also the name
WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: All of Homer Hickham's memoir which the movie was based on), is an anagram of October Sky. them ended college.
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