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YMMV: October Sky
Critical Research Failure: Homer writes a letter of condolence to Werner von Braun after the failure of the Vanguard launch. Vanguard was a Navy project that von Braun had nothing to do with, and one he actually opposed; he was part of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, which successfully launched the Explorer satellite later that year.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The police come to the boys' school to arrest them for the forest fire. The Moment comes when the math teacher complains that the boys have been metaphorically put in handcuffs.