Unfortunately, most of the town and especially Homer's father thinks that they are wasting their time. Now the gang must learn to perfect their craft and overcome the many problems facing them as they shoot for the stars. It tears at you, lifts you up. The chemistry between Gyllenhaal Homer and Cooper his father were great. I am one of those fortunate enough to have lived adjacent to Cape Canaveral during the Mercury program, where my father worked, and this childhood situation no doubt fostered my lifelong interests and hobbies. The way this movie was shot was impeccable, it was all so believable that it could have been recorded during the 1950's. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment.
Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Alternatively, use the tick boxes to select only the releases you wish to view and then click 'Apply Filter'. It doesn't tie everything up in a nice bow. Bonus features: aiming high: the story of the Rocket boys; feature commentary with Homer Hickam; spotligt on location; theatrical trailer. Unfortunately, most of the town and especially Homer's father thinks that they are wasting their time. However in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik goes into orbit. Other Titles: October sky Motion picture October sky Motion picture.
Contrasting the mine shaft's lugubrious load are the images of Homer and his friend's rocket launches. With the support of his teacher Laura Dern and three friends, Homer sets out on an inspiring quest to build his own rocket. Details: Blu-ray; requires Blu-ray player. It was 1957 and Russia had just launched Sputnik. Director: Joe Johnston Click a link to jump to that release. I watched it while I was in the town next to the one where he grew up! If it has done its job, you won't want it to end. With that event, Homer becomes inspired to learn how to build rockets.
A must see movie and well worth owning. Jake Gyllenhaal sees the Sputnik satellite in the night sky, he dares to break free of the mines and reach for the stars. But Homer cannot follow in his father's footsteps. Underneath the blue bowl of sky, rockets are placed upon a pad and launched into the stratosphere. Not the greatest movie ever made, but one of the best family movies in a long time. 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 may find yourself rooting for the boys to succeed in launching their rockets get your mind out of the gutter please and their dreams.
They were so sad, it seemed. You can almost see the tension between them in several scenes. The acting is superb all around Chris Cooper has never turned in a bad acting role in my opinion! When high schooler Homer Hickam, Jr. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the movie actually was. What starts out as a hobby turns into a passion for Homer.
Video: How does it look? It is one of the few movies that I have consistently recommended to friends to rent and have had all of them thank me for the referral. Best of all, the film is uncomfortable. It keeps an air of reality, which is important in a film like this. The track seems to have a bit more punch to it than the previous Dolby Digital 5. I didn't want it to end. With lit helmets and bent posture, they resembled alien insectoids more than humans in the darkness.
Homer is joined by two friends and the class geek who turns out to be a friend of the group. With his friends and the local nerd, Homer sets to do just that by trial and a lot of error. The father of the family next to me asked to borrow my spare paper napkin to wipe his tears. That tag line is true. Yet as in any true to life story, there are many stops along the way. Only one teacher in the high school understands their efforts and lets them know that they could become contenders in the national science fair with college scholarships being the prize. The boys construct themselves a launching pad and a shack to hide in so that nobody gets hurt when all of the rockets take off in every which way, if and when the rockets actually make it off of the ground.
At first, I was disappointed that the film did not continue with Homer's life. Also- my favorite parts were the science fair, and all the times with his father. However in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik goes into orbit. Homer's father is a classic hardened man. October Sky 1999 Subtitles In a 1950's mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight, to work in the local coal mine like his father. Plot Synopsis: In 1950's mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight, to work in the local coalmine like his father.