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October Sky
October Sky
Directed By Joe Johnston
Screenplay By Lewis Colick
Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper, Chad Lindberg
Produced By Charles Gordon, Larry J. Franco
Film Editing By Robert Dalva
Cinematography By Fred Murphy
Music By Mark Isham

Universal Studios


United States



Release Date

February 19, 1999


108 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Universal Studios

Budget $25,000,000
Gross $34,675,800
Based on Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam



  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer Hickam
  • Chris Cooper as John Hickam
  • Laura Dern as Miss Freida J. Riley
  • Chris Owen as Quentin Wilson
  • William Lee Scott as Roy Lee Cooke
  • Chad Lindberg as Sherman O'Dell
  • Natalie Canerday as Elsie Hickam
  • Randy Stripling as Leon Bolden
  • Chris Ellis as John Turner
  • Elya Baskin as Ike Bykovsky
  • Andy Stahl as Jack Palmer



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