October Sky is a 1999 American biographical drama film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer H. Hickam, Jr., a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes and eventually became a NASA engineer.
Sometime it is boring but really leaned about. I learned more about the real coldwar during that time. Why was USSR (Russia) too advanced in space research. They were at least two notch ahead that rest of the crowd .Sometimes, it is interesting too. Parents can encourage kids to watch that. I generally like Jake Gyllenhaal.