• Publication date: June 13, 2014

October Sky

On October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into Earth’s orbit as millions over the world listened in to the historical radio broadcast. One young man, Homer Hickam, is especially moved by the experience and becomes one of NASA’s first engineers in rocket science…

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1999

MBC 2:

November 13, 2015 17:00 (KSA) ~ November 13, 2015 16:00 (CLT)

On October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into Earth’s orbit as millions over the world listened in to the historical radio broadcast. One young man, Homer Hickam, is especially moved by the experience and becomes one of NASA’s first engineers in rocket science…

Discouraged by his father who would rather have him working in the coal mines, and doubted by almost everyone he knows, Homer tries to amass as much knowledge as is available to build their own missiles…

Starring:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer Hickam
  • Chris Cooper as John Hickam
  • Laura Dern as Miss Riley
  • Chris Owen as Quentin
  • William Lee Scott as Roy Lee
  • Chad Lindberg as O’Dell
  • Natalie Canerday as Elsie Hickam
  • Chris Ellis as John Turner
  • Elya Baskin as Ike Bykovsky
  • Andy Stahl as Jack Palmer

Directed by:  Joe Johnston

Rating:  PG for language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements