October Sky

October Sky (1999)

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

  • Genre: Family, Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-02-19
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 796 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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.

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Writing Lewis Colick Screenplay
Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Art Andrew Menzies Assistant Art Director
Directing Joe Johnston Director
Editing Robert Dalva Editor
Production Nancy Foy Casting
Art Tony Fanning Art Direction
Production Charles Gordon Producer
Visual Effects Joe Digaetano Special Effects Supervisor
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Art Barry Robison Production Design
Art Chris L. Spellman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Betsy Cox Costume Design
Production Zane Weiner Unit Production Manager
Art Alan Hook Set Designer
Production Marc Sternberg Executive Producer
Writing Homer H. Hickam Jr. Book
Art William G. Davis Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Belz Key Makeup Artist
Sound Joe E. Rand Music Editor
Visual Effects Jim Mitchell Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Thomas A. Carlson Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Leigh Ann Yandle Makeup Artist
Sound Howell Gibbens Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Mark S. Miller Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Beka Wilson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Susan Mills Key Hair Stylist
Crew Mike Smith Stunts
Crew Julie D'Antoni Production Office Assistant
Sound Elizabeth Kenton Supervising ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Barber Makeup Supervisor
Sound Mary H. Ellis Production Sound Mixer
Directing Betsy Magruder First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Bill Johnson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Directing Jonathan McGarry Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Julie Callihan Makeup Artist
Production Peter Cramer Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Michealle Vanderpool Hairstylist