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October Sky / Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston.

Johnston, Joe, 1950- (film director.). Colick, Lewis, (screenwriter.). Gordon, Charles, 1947- (film producer.). Franco, Larry J., (film producer.). Gyllenhaal, Jake, 1980- (actor.). Cooper, Chris, 1951- (actor.). Owen, Chris, 1980- (actor.). Isham, Mark, (composer (expression)). Hickam, Homer H., 1943- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Rocket boys. (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm), (production company,, film distributor.). Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Laura Dern. (Cast).
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg DVD OCT (Text) 32826014208979 DVD Checked out 08/30/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1417013958
  • ISBN: 9781417013951
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
"Based on an extraordinary true story."
Special features: Aiming high: The story of the Rocket Boys, hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickam in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA; feature commentary with Homer Hickam; spotlight on location; production notes; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Aiming high: The story of the rocket boys.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Fred Murphy ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, Mark Isham.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Laura Dern.
Summary, etc.:
The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1; DTS digital surround sound; dual layer.
Language Note:
English, Spanish or French dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Hickam, Homer H., 1943- > Drama.
Aerospace engineers > United States > Drama.
Rockets (Aeronautics) > Drama.
West Virginia > Drama.
Spanish language materials.
French language materials.
Ingenieros > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Aeronáutica > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Hickam, Homer H., 1943-
Aerospace engineers > United States > Drama.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Feature films > United States.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Children's films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Children's > Feature.
Biographical > Feature.

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