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The Resource October sky, Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston, (DVD)

October sky, Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston, (DVD)

Label
October sky
Title
October sky
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Fred Murphy ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, Mark Isham
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements
Language note
English, Spanish or French dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles ; closed captioned
PerformerNote
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Laura Dern
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1950-
  • 1980-
  • 1951-
  • 1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hickam, Homer H.
  • Johnston, Joe
  • Colick, Lewis
  • Gyllenhaal, Jake
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Owen, Chris
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
108
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickam, Homer H
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Film adaptations
  • Biographical films
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
October sky, Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam, Jr
  • "Based on an extraordinary true story."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Aiming high: The story of the Rocket Boys, hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickam in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA; feature commentary with Homer Hickam; spotlight on location; production notes; theatrical trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Isbn
9781417013951
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192554421
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25544
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57470642
  • 933169
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital; surround sound; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
October sky, Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1998
  • Based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam, Jr
  • "Based on an extraordinary true story."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Aiming high: The story of the Rocket Boys, hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickam in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA; feature commentary with Homer Hickam; spotlight on location; production notes; theatrical trailer
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (108 min.)
Isbn
9781417013951
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192554421
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25544
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57470642
  • 933169
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital; surround sound; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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