Sat 29th October |2pm
The true story of John Hickam (Chris Cooper), a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim (Scott Miles) and Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal), to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son’s new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher (Laura Dern). Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.
“Immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational.” – Variety
1999 | CERTIFICATE PG| RUNNING TIME 108 MINUTES