October Sky

Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.

October Sky (1999)


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.

Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Lewis Colick

Release Date: 1999-02-19
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Production Company : Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Jake Gyllenhaal
Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper
John Hickam
Laura Dern
Miss Riley
Chris Owen
William Lee Scott
Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg
Natalie Canerday
Elsie Hickam
Scott Miles
Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling
Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis
Principal Turner
Elya Baskin
Ike Bykovsky
Courtney Cole-Fendley
Dorothy Platt
David Dwyer
Jake Mosby
Terry Loughlin
Mr. Dantzler
Kaili Hollister
Valentine Carmina
Charles Lawlor
Un mineur


Directing Joe Johnston Director
Writing Lewis Colick Screenplay
Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Crew Julie D'Antoni Production Office Assistant
Production Nancy Foy Casting
Writing Homer H. Hickam Jr. Book
Production Peter Cramer Executive Producer
Production Marc Sternberg Executive Producer
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Editing Robert Dalva Editor
Art Barry Robison Production Design
Art Tony Fanning Art Direction
Art Chris L. Spellman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Betsy Cox Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Julie Callihan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Leigh Ann Yandle Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Barber Makeup Supervisor
Production Charles Gordon Producer

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