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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1999: # 0)


Rating:
66
Adjusted* Rating:
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80

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People Involved

  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Homer Hickam)
  • Chris Cooper (John Hickam)
  • Laura Dern (Miss Riley)
  • Chris Owen (Quentin)
  • William Lee Scott (Roy Lee)
  • Chad Lindberg (ODell)
  • 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)
  • Kailie Hollister (Valentine Carmina)
  • Joe Johnston (Director)