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October Sky (1999) Movie Summary

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  • 1999

Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957. Working in the coal mines is an inescapable way of life in this small town. When high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. (Jake Gyllenhaal) sees the Sputnik satellite in the night sky, he dares to break free of the mines and reach for the stars. With the support of his teacher (Laura Dern) and three friends, Homer sets out on an inspiring quest to build his own rocket. Overcoming a poor education, a tough father (Chris Cooper) and a series of misfires, Homer turns his dreams into reality in this incredible true story of hope, determination and triumph. "You'll laugh with it, cry with it, and go away absolutely loving it," says Robert Butler (Knight Ridder News Service) of the critically acclaimed October Sky.

October Sky Film Synopsis

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

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Ohhhh JakeI love this movie and jake.Score: 4/5

So awesomeLove it!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Good movie!!!I watched this movie in applied tech because we were doing rockets, and in 10 minutes of the movie I was hooked. Best movie ever!!!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!Excellent.Score: 5/5

Dreams do come trueFor this little boy a lifetime dream came true and history was written by this boy Who wasn’t afraid to dream and also to fail and try again. Lovely classic. Good job to iTunes Utah.Score: 5/5

October SkyAn incredibly beautiful movie. What I cannot understand is why this soundtrack is not available? The most beautiful music ever by Mark Isham.Score: 5/5

ExcellentInspiring and heartfelt..Score: 5/5

Rocket BoysBest movie. Love it. So awesome. Homer is the best!!!.Score: 5/5

Best movie everI love this movie I saw it in school the week after CRCT It's the best movie I have seen in a while.Score: 5/5

Best movie everThis is my favorite movie and will probably stay in that position for about the rest of my life. iTunes needs to put the soundtrack up there and yes there is a soundtrack people who didn't know and were wanting to know that but didn't... Ok bye..Score: 5/5

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October Sky (1999) Series Cast & Crew

October Sky (1999) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Laura Dern (Miss Riley), Jake Gyllenhaal (Homer Hickam), Chris Owen (Quentin Wilson), Chris Cooper (John Hickam), William Lee Scott (Roy Lee), Chad Lindberg (O'Dell), Natalie Canerday (Elsie Hickam), Elya Baskin (Ike Bykovsky), Chris Ellis (Principal Turner), Scott Miles (Jim Hickam), Randy Stripling (Leon Bolden), Courtney Cole-Fendley (Dorothy Platt), David Dwyer (Jake Mosby), Terry Loughlin (Mr. Dantzler), Kaili Hollister (Valentine Carmina), David Copeland (Coach Gainer), Don Henderson Baker (Jensen), Tom Kagy (Lenny), Donald Thorne (Trooper One), Justin Whitsett (Kid), all returned for october sky movie.

Laura Dern (Miss Riley)
Laura DernMiss RileyScore: 22.1
Jake Gyllenhaal (Homer Hickam)
Jake GyllenhaalHomer HickamScore: 38.9
Chris Owen (Quentin Wilson)
Chris OwenQuentin WilsonScore: 10.7
Chris Cooper (John Hickam)
Chris CooperJohn HickamScore: 10.7
William Lee Scott (Roy Lee)
William Lee ScottRoy LeeScore: 8.6
Chad Lindberg (O'Dell)
Chad LindbergO'DellScore: 9.5
Natalie Canerday (Elsie Hickam)
Natalie CanerdayElsie HickamScore: 2.2
Elya Baskin (Ike Bykovsky)
Elya BaskinIke BykovskyScore: 10.9
Chris Ellis (Principal Turner)
Chris EllisPrincipal TurnerScore: 8.4
Scott Miles (Jim Hickam)
Scott MilesJim HickamScore: 5.1
Randy Stripling (Leon Bolden)
Randy StriplingLeon BoldenScore: 1.2
Courtney Cole-Fendley (Dorothy Platt)
Courtney Cole-FendleyDorothy PlattScore: 5.8

Lewis Colick (Screenplay), Larry J. Franco (Producer), Mark Isham (Original Music Composer), Andrew Menzies (Assistant Art Director), Joe Johnston (Director), Robert Dalva (Editor), Nancy Foy (Casting), Tony Fanning (Art Direction), Charles Gordon (Producer), Joe Digaetano (Special Effects Supervisor), Fred Murphy (Director of Photography), Barry Robison (Production Design), Chris L. Spellman (Set Decoration), Betsy Cox (Costume Design), Zane Weiner (Unit Production Manager), Alan Hook (Set Designer), Marc Sternberg (Executive Producer), Homer H. Hickam Jr. (Book), William G. Davis (Set Designer), Gloria Belz (Key Makeup Artist),

Lewis Colick (Screenplay)
Lewis ColickScreenplayScore: 1.2
Larry J. Franco (Producer)
Larry J. FrancoProducerScore: 2.1
Mark Isham (Original Music Composer)
Mark IshamOriginal Music ComposerScore: 1.8
Joe Johnston (Director)
Joe JohnstonDirectorScore: 7.9
Chris L. Spellman (Set Decoration)
Chris L. SpellmanSet DecorationScore: 1.4
Mike Smith (Stunts)
Mike SmithStuntsScore: 6.6
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Středoškolák Homer Hickam žije v hornickém městečku ve východní Virginii, kde jedinou možností obživy je práce na šachtě. Homer má velkou fantazii a touží objevovat vzdálené světy. Jednoho dne zahlédne na obloze přelétat první sovětskou družici Sputnik. Začne se zajímat o rakety, a dokonce se díky tomu spřátelí s opovrhovaným "šprtem" Quentinem. Spolu se dvěma dalšími kamarády pak začnou amatérsky konstruovat malé rakety. První pokusy jsou však zoufalé. Aby získali více znalostí, pustí se do studia chemie, fyziky a matematiky. Nakonec se jim podaří sestrojit překvapivě funkční rakety. Ty nepředstavují jen jakousi lepší hračku, ale pokud uspějí na mezistátní soutěži mladých techniků, i únik z rodiště. V cestě za splněním snu Homerovi stojí nepochopení otce. Přesto se nevzdává a snaží se naplnit svoji vizi.

Coalwood, West Virginia, 1957: Das örtliche Kohlebergwerk ist der größte Arbeitsgeber, und fast jeder männliche Bewohner arbeitet dort, oder wird es einmal tun. John Hickam ist der Leiter der Grube, und er hofft, daß seine beiden Söhne Jim und Homer eines Tages in seine Fußstapfen treten. Als Jim ein Stipendium für’s College bekommt, liegt es an Homer, den Traum ihres Vaters zu verwirklichen. Doch Homer hat ganz andere Ambitionen: Sein Wunsch ist es, eine Rakete zu bauen, die genau wie die sowjetische Sputnik bis ins Weltall fliegen kann…

Με βάση την αληθινή ιστορία του Homer Hickam, ενός γιου ανθρακωρύχου που εμπνεύστηκε από την πρώτη εκτόξευση του Σπούτνικ για να αρχίσει να παίζει με αυτοσχέδιους πυραύλους ενάντια στις επιθυμίες του πατέρα του, και τελικά να γίνει επιστήμονας της NASA.

En 1957 en la pequeña ciudad minera de Coalwood, Homer Hickam sabe, como todos los chicos, que de mayores terminarán trabajando en las minas de carbón. Como no tiene el talento de su hermano para el fútbol americano, Homer intuye que no escapará de este estilo de vida. Pero el satélite soviético Sputnik atraviesa el cielo de octubre y todo cambiará. Homer decide fabricar un cohete junto con sus amigos y, a pesar de los fracasos iniciales logrará convencer a todos de que incluso en Coalwood se puede soñar con las estrellas.

El paso del satélite soviético Sputnik por el cielo de un pequeño pueblo minero cambia para siempre el destino de Homer Hickman, un chico que un principio no podría esperar más que trabajar en la mina del pueblo, como todos los demás.

Tositapahtumiin perustuvassa elokuvassa Neuvostoliiton Sputkik-avaruusraketista inspiroitunut Homer Hickam ryhtyy rakentamaan omaa rakettia ystäviensä kanssa isänsä toiveiden vastaisesti.

A Coalwood, on est 'gueule noire' de père en fils car le charbon est l'unique ressource de cette petite bourgade de Virginie et la mine, sa seule raison d'être, sa fierté et, parfois, son enfer. En 1957, Homer Hickam, fils cadet du directeur de l'Olga Coal Company, a quelques raisons de s'inquiéter. Peu doué pour les maths et trop malingre pour prétendre à une bourse d'athlète, son avenir paraît tout tracé. Mais lorsque la Russie, battant de vitesse l'Amérique, met sur orbite son légendaire Spoutnik, Homer sent naître en lui une impérieuse vocation : participer à la conquête de l'espace, vivre pleinement LA grande aventure des temps modernes... Partant de zéro, l'adolescent réunit alors trois copains et s'essaie à la construction d'une première fusée... qui explose pitoyablement au sol. Bravant l'opposition paternelle, il n'en poursuit pas moins ses recherches, dévorant livre sur livre.

A Coalwood, on est 'gueule noire' de père en fils car le charbon est l'unique ressource de cette petite bourgade de Virginie et la mine, sa seule raison d'être, sa fierté et, parfois, son enfer. En 1957, Homer Hickam, fils cadet du directeur de l'Olga Coal Company, a quelques raisons de s'inquiéter. Peu doué pour les maths et trop malingre pour prétendre à une bourse d'athlète, son avenir paraît tout tracé. Mais lorsque la Russie, battant de vitesse l'Amérique, met sur orbite son légendaire Spoutnik, Homer sent naître en lui une impérieuse vocation : participer à la conquête de l'espace, vivre pleinement LA grande aventure des temps modernes... Partant de zéro, l'adolescent réunit alors trois copains et s'essaie à la construction d'une première fusée... qui explose pitoyablement au sol. Bravant l'opposition paternelle, il n'en poursuit pas moins ses recherches, dévorant livre sur livre.

הסרט מבוסס על סיפורו האמיתי של הומר היקאם הבן שבשנת 1957, בעקבות שיגור הספוטניק הרוסי לחלל, מחליט לבנות טיל שמחקה את טיל מעבורות החלל. הסיבוך העיקרי בעלילה הוא שהעיירה קולווד, שבה חי היקאם, היא עיירת כורים שהוקמה בעקבות מכרה הפחם שנמצא בה, ורק בודדים יכולים לצאת ממנה. הדבר מרחיק בתחילה את הומר מהחלום שלו לעבוד במעבדות החלל של נאס"א ולפגוש את ד"ר ורנר פון בראון, אך היקאם אינו מתייאש ובונה יחד עם שלושת חבריו עשרות טילים כושלים, עד שלבסוף הם בונים את הטיל המושלם, שחומר הבערה שלו על בסיס כוהל.

Pedesetih godina prošloga stoljeća u malom rudarskom gradiću Coalwood stanovnici su šokirani viješću o ruskom satelitu "Sputnik" koji leti iznad njih. Među ljudima koji svake noći sa zabrinutošću gledaju malu točku na nebu je i sedamnaestogodišnjak Homer Hickam Jr., čija je želja da jednog dana postane NASA-in naučnik koji će lansirati rakete u nebo. U nastojanju da sebi dokaže kako je u stanju to učiniti, Homer odlučuje zajedno sa svojim prijateljima, Royem i Shermanom, sagraditi i lansirati vlastitu minijaturnu raketu. Posto mu prirodne nauke ne idu baš najbolje, on u svoju grupu prihvaća Quentina Wilsona i četvorka, koju građani iz šale nazivaju "Raketaši", započinje niz eksperimenata.

Homer Hickam az 1950-es években, egy kis nyugat-virginiai bányászvárosban tölti gyermekéveit. Kilátásai nem túl fényesek, valószínűleg ő is bányász lesz, akárcsak édesapja. 1957 októberében azonban megváltozik Homer számára a világ: fellövik az első szovjet Szputnyikot. Attól kezdve a rakéták érdeklik leginkább a fiút. Barátaival minden idejét a kísérleteknek szenteli, a szülői rosszallások ellenére. Egyedül Riley tanárnő bátorítja a komolyabb kísérleteket. Vezetésével beneveznek a Nemzeti Tudományos Díjért folyó versengésbe. Homer céltudatosan készül pályájára és az űrkutatás egyik meghatározó amerikai személyiségévé válik...

Ottobre 1957, Coalwood, cittadina mineraria del West Virginia. Il cielo notturno è solcato dalla scia luminosa dello Sputnik, il primo satellite, lanciato dai Sovietici, in orbita attorno alla Terra. Per il diciassettenne Homer H. Hickam jr. è come una folgorazione: costruire razzi costituirà il passaporto per sfuggire al destino che lo vuole minatore, come tutti a Coalwood. Il ragazzo non si lascerà bloccare né dall'iniziale ostilità del padre, autoritario sovrintendente della miniera, né dai primi insuccessi; con l'aiuto di 3 coetanei e col sostegno della sua professoressa di Chimica e Fisica, parteciperà al concorso scientifico indetto per tutte le scuole della nazione; e vincerà il primo premio anche grazie al padre, che gli procurò i pezzi che gli erano stati rubati durante il concorso. Il suo ultimo razzo lo dedicò alla professoressa Riley, morta di morbo di Hodgkin.


냉전이 지속되던 1957년 콜우드라는 한 탄광마을. 이 마을에 사는 남자아이들의 미래는 태어날 때부터 정해져 있다. 아버지를 따라 광부가 되는 것. 이런 미래를 당연하다는 듯 받아들여야 하는 호머는 소련의 첫 인공위성 발사성공에 대한 뉴스를 듣고 자신이 진정으로 되고 싶은 것에 대해 알게 된다. 하늘을 가로지르는 별을 바라보며 호머는 로켓을 만들기로 마음먹고 친구들과 로켓 연구에 몰입한다. 그러나 호머의 꿈을 덧없는 몽상이라 생각하는 아버지 존과 갈등하기 시작한다. 주위의 반대와 온갖 시행착오 끝에 서서히 그들의 로켓은 모습을 갖춰지고 마침내 시험 발사가 있는 날, 주변사람들의 비웃음과 반대를 뒤로한 채 로켓은 하늘을 향해 성공적으로 발사된다.

Homer Hickam groeit op in de jaren '50 in het mijnwerkersdorp Coalwood. Hij heeft maar één toekomst in zicht: werken in de plaatselijke kolenmijn, net als zijn vader. Wanneer in oktober 1957 de eerste satelliet Sputnik de lucht in wordt geschoten verandert echter alles.

Nastolatek postanawia skonstruować własną rakietę, będąc zainspirowanym wyniesieniem na orbitę pierwszego sztucznego satelity Ziemi.

No final dos anos 50, o adolescente Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) vive em uma cidade onde a mineração é a maior empregadora local. Ao saber que os russos colocaram o satélite Sputnik em órbita, Homer começa a sonhar em também colocar um foguete seu em órbita. Logo ele convence alguns amigos a participarem do projeto e, com o apoio de uma professora, dá início ao projeto que irá mudar sua vida para sempre.

No final dos anos 50, o adolescente Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) vive em uma cidade onde a mineração é a maior empregadora local. Ao saber que os russos colocaram o satélite Sputnik em órbita, Homer começa a sonhar em também colocar um foguete seu em órbita. Logo ele convence alguns amigos a participarem do projeto e, com o apoio de uma professora, dá início ao projeto que irá mudar sua vida para sempre.

Film inspirat dintr-un caz real. Anii '57, orașul minier Coalwood. Fiul unui miner, Homer Hickam, un copil destinat, ca și tatăl său, să intre la maturitate în galeriile minei, are alte gânduri, de când a aflat că s-a lansat primul satelit artificial al Pământului. El vrea să construiască o rachetă! Pentru mulți dintre localnici, printre care se numără și tatăl său, Homer pare că-și pierde vremea, dar prietenii și o profesoară îl susțin. Este primul din localitate care încearcă să trăiască, privind spre cer și visând la zbor.

В октябре 1957 года произошло событие эпохального значения. Советский Союз впервые в истории человечества запустил на земную орбиту первый «Спутник». Мир стал другим.Запуск советской ракеты произвел неизгладимое впечатление на мальчика по имени Хомер Хикэм из небольшого шахтерского городка Колвуд в Западной Вирджинии. Всерьез «заболевший» космосом, Хомер решает построить собственную ракету. В этом ему начинают помогать трое друзей и школьная учительница. Однако отец Хомера, шахтер — работяга, видящий сына только в роли продолжателя своего нелегкого дела, категорически противится стремлениям своего ребенка. Но, несмотря ни на что, мальчик сделает всевозможное и невозможное, чтобы его мечта стала явью…

Homer Hickam je mladý študent s veľkou fantáziou, ktorý túži objaviť vzdialené svety. Jedného dňa zahliadne na oblohe satelit a rozhodne sa zostrojiť si vlastnú raketu. Jeho prvé pokusy nedopadnú najlepšie, ale nevzdáva sa. Zoženie si literatúru a snaží sa získať, čo najviac informácií z kníh. Spriatelí sa so spolužiakom, ktorý mu pomáha. Podarí sa mu nakoniec nemožné, lenže jediný, kto to nedokáže oceniť je jeho otec.

Året är 1957 och i den lilla gruvstaden Coalwood i USA kretsar allt kring kolgruvedriften. Homer Hickams far tar för givet att hans son ska göra som alla andra och börja arbeta i gruvan. Men Homer ser ryssarnas Sputnik flyga fram över himlen och beslutar sig för att nå stjärnorna - han ska bygga en rymdraket

วัยรุ่นคนหนึ่งลงมือสร้างจรวดเพื่อสมัครชิงทุนการศึกษาในงานนิทรรศการวิทยาศาสตร์ หลังได้แรงบันดาลใจจากดาวเทียมสปุตนิกของโซเวียตที่พุ่งทะยานสู่น่านฟ้าในปี 1957

1957 Yılında Batı Virginia eyaletinde para kazanmanın tek yolu yer altına girip kömür çıkarmaktan geçmektedir. O bölgede yaşayan herkes bu kaçınılmaz hayata boyun eğmiştir. Lise öğrencisi Homer Hickam Jr. bir Sovyet uydusu olan Sputnik'in tepelerinden geçmekte olduğunu öğrenince, hemen uzaya gidecek bir roket yapmak için çalışmalara başlar. Önünde inanılmaz engeller olan Homer, babasının itirazlarına rağmen öğretmeni ve üç arkadaşının yardımıyla kendi roketini yapmaya çalışır. Eğitiminin yetersiz olması, maddi olanaksızlıklara yaptığı roketlerin etrafa verdiği zarar da eklenince yaptığı çalışmalar çok zorlukla ilerlemektedir ama istediğini elde etmek için yılmadan ve asla vazgeçmeden çalışmalarına devam eder...

У 1957-му році, підліток, натхненний радянським супутником «Супутник», будує ракету, щоб виграти грошовий приз за наукові досягнення.



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From Disney, the studio that brought you Beauty and the Beast, comes the reimagined tale of The Nutcracker. When Clara’s mother leaves her a mysterious gift, she embarks on a journey to four secret realms—where she discovers her greatest strength could change the world.

Captain America: The First Avenger summary, synopsis, reviews
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After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. Captain America leads the fight for freedom as the ultimate weapon against evil. When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.

Jumanji summary, synopsis, reviews
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Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt star in this phenomenal adaptation of the award-winning children's book. When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan (Williams) reunites with Sarah (Hunt)and together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.

Hidalgo summary, synopsis, reviews
HidalgoAction & Adventure2004

Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, "Hidalgo" is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, The Ocean of Fire -- a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert -- was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American and his horse to enter the race for the first time. Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the us cavalry who had once been billed as the greatest rider the west had ever known. The sheik (Omar Sharif) would put this claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders- some of whom were determined to prevent the foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the ocean of fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse, Hidalgo, attempt the impossible.

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