October Sky


Set in the late 1950's, our hero is a teenager fascinated by the launch of Sputnik. He resolves to build his own rocket, and the film chronicles his struggles to achieve this. He has to battle with rejection by family and friends, as well as his own ignorance of the topic. Based on a true story, your opinion is likely to vary with your political and philosophical outlook, which explains the wide discrepancy in critical opinion.


108 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Drama, Family movie

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October Sky
October Sky

Credits

Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Chad Lindburg, Laura Dern
Director
Joe Johnston
ScreenplayLewis Colick, from the book by Homer H. Hickam Jr.
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyFred Murphy
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor UIP
Made in1999
Produced byUniversal Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Andrian Monteath
10
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
10
The Cape Times
Stephan Hofstätter
5
The Star
Janine Walker
14
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
16
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
5
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
13
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
19
Total Film
Dan Jolin
10
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10

What the People say

Internet
2768 Netizens
16

Average .. 60%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Dana Diemert 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Patrick O'Donoghue: Pretty Cool.

Dana Diemert (16): I find the movie October Sky completely inspiring. It shows us all that no matter what we can achieve anything as long as we believe it. This movie reaches deep down into your soul and grasps the better part of your life by living a true dream.






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