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Certificate PG
Jake Gyllenhaal
Laura Dern
Chris Cooper
Joe Johnston
Lewis Colick
Running Time
107 minutes

October Sky
Rites of passage and rockets with Jake Gyllenhaal.

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West Virginia schoolkids see Sputnik overhead and opt for the space race rather than a life of coalmining.

The sense of period, the underground scenes and the rockets themselves are uniformly excellent, leading to a feelgood movie of some power.

Reviewed by Neil Jeffries

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