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As directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer), this wonderful movie is occasionally guilty of overstating its case and sacrificing subtlety for predictable melodrama. But more often the film's tone is just right, and the spirit of adventure and invention is infectiously conveyed through Gyllenhaal and his well-cast fellow rocketeers, whose many failures gradually lead to triumph on their makeshift backwoods launching pad. Capturing time and place with impeccable detail and superbly developed characters (including Laura Dern as an inspiring schoolteacher), October Sky is a family film for the ages, encouraging the highest potential of the human spirit while giving viewers a clear view of a bygone era when "the final frontier" beckoned to the explorer in all of us. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Was well done but a mistake to watch right after reading the book. The cast could have been more exact to the nature of the real people and the storyline could have been a little... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angel
Exactly what I wanted at a decent price. Tahnsk for the quick shipping.Published 5 months ago by Christine Penrose
great movie! got it on time. it works great. I would say other people would like to see this movie.Published 22 months ago by sarah
I have loved this movie since i saw it in high school science class.
We recently showed it to a group of 35 Grade 6-12 students and they enjoyed it a lot. Read more
October Sky has such a positive message. However,I was disappointed that there was so much profanity in it. Read morePublished on April 9 2011 by Rozella
Inspirational true story about a young man who really did grow up to be a rocket scientist!Published on Dec 21 2009 by James R. Sherlock
If you have not read the book "Rocket Boys" you will probably love this movie. It is beautifully filmed, well acted, and fast paced. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2008 by V. N. Dvornychenko