October Sky, one of Coach McGrew's favorite movies. (Next to "Shane" and "butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"...)

October Sky, one of Coach McGrew's favorite movies. (Next to "Shane" and "butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"...)

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"October Sky" a/k/a "Rocket Boys". Biographical films are always the best ones! "October Sky" has a special place in my heart.

"October Sky" a/k/a "Rocket Boys". Biographical films are always the best ones! "October Sky" has a special place in my heart.

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October Sky: An inspiring true story starring a young Jake Gyllenhaal. Makes you proud to be from West Virginia!

October Sky: An inspiring true story starring a young Jake Gyllenhaal. Makes you proud to be from West Virginia!

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October Sky is the ultimate middle school math movie.  Visit http://digitallesson.com/the-ultimate-middle-school-math-movie to read the blog post and download a free printable student worksheet that you can use in your math class.

October Sky is the ultimate middle school math movie. Visit http://digitallesson.com/the-ultimate-middle-school-math-movie to read the blog post and download a free printable student worksheet that you can use in your math class.

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He grew up to be such a hottie!  October Sky (1999). An “inspirational” movie that isn’t absurdly sappy (and stars a very young Jake Gyllenhaal). | 89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

He grew up to be such a hottie! October Sky (1999). An “inspirational” movie that isn’t absurdly sappy (and stars a very young Jake Gyllenhaal). | 89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

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October Sky Movie Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery
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Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

Rocket Boys, the memoir of West Virginian Homer Hickam, Jr. This book inspired the film October Sky.

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October Sky (1999) Directed by Joe Johnston.  With Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen. 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.

October Sky (1999) Directed by Joe Johnston. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen. 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.

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