PG | | Biography, Drama, Family
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.
Many of the actors in the movie would go on to appear in Spider-Man films. Jake Gyllenhaal played Mysterio in Spider-Man Far From Home (2019), Chris Cooper played the ailing Norman Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Elya Baskin played landlord Mr. Ditkovitch in Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Yeah, on a science fiction scholarship, maybe.
The beginning of the movie is dated October 4, 1957. The very next day Homer goes to football tryouts. High school teams played just nine games back then with the first game being the first week of September. Therefore, the team would be about 4 games into the season and would not have open tryouts at the half season mark.
The real life people portrayed in the movie are shown during the end credits.
$5,905,250 21 February 1999
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