Heartwarming / October Sky

  • When John Hickam intervenes to stop Roy Lee's stepdad from beating him. He vows to repay generously any harm done to the boy and tells Roy in the car, in tones of unaccustomed emotion, that Lee senior was "one of the best men I ever knew".
  • The name of the final rocket.
  • The principal's face when the boys win the state science fair. He started off telling Miss Reilly not to get their hopes up and now he's overjoyed at what they've accomplished.