Jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, laura dern, chris owen, william lee scott, chad lindberg, natalie canerday, scott miles. October sky based on the memoir rocket boys by homer h. October sky is one of the most unfashionable movies of the new year, and one of the more appealing. He also had a role in the 2000 film gone in 60 seconds. Since this means commandeering metal from railroad tracks and visiting a still for 100proof rocket fuel, the story has its playful side. October sky after seeing sputnik 1 crossing the sky, homer hickammain character becomes interested in the rocket and begins building it with the help of his classmates and a teacher. Later, homer is inspired to read a book on rocket science from miss riley.
It is a story of growing up in a mining town, and a boys pursuit of amateur rocketry in a coal mining town. October sky i was seven years old when i joined my awestruck neighbors in searching the skies for sputnik back in the cool autumn nights of 1957. Homer is a 17 year old student who wants to build a rocket with his friend to participate in a country science fair because he saw the sputnik on tv. The true story, originally published as rocket boys, that inspired the universal pictures film. The true story of homer hickam, a coal miners son who was inspired by the first sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his fathers wishes. I have the book he wrote about his childhood in the town but i have not read it yet. Based on the true story of homer hickam, a coal miners son who was inspired by the first sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his fathers wishes, and eventually became a nasa scientist. The majority of the pictures are simply labeled with the names of the.
William lee scott bio, facts, family famous birthdays. Actor william lee scott picked up one of his first film roles as roy lee in october sky. American actor who played the role of stanley kuznocki in the television sitcom the steve harvey show from 1996 until 2002. October sky 1999 william lee scott as roy lee imdb. It was also nominated by the national book critics circle as best biography of 1998. While the movie was being filmed, the working title of the movie was rocket boys. He is best known for his portrayal of dimwitted high school s. In 1999, scott starred in october sky as roy lee cooke.
William lee scott bio, age, height, net worth, wife. This is an adult book, but it is told from a young mans point of view. February 21, 1999 october sky is the best film of the year, so far. He is an actor, known for the butterfly effect 2004, october sky 1999 and gone in 60 seconds 2000. As october skies opens the russian satellite glides through the evening expanse in the drab west virginia mining town of coalwood, eyes point upward and ears squeeze every ounce of information from pretransistor radios about the foreign, silent. Although october sky is a film with no surprises from its soundtrack of 50s rock n roll standards to its. The story is about a young man who gets inspired to build his own rocket and become a scientist after witnessing the passage of sputnik i over the united states in october 1957. Overview for william lee scott turner classic movies. Early in his career, jake gyllenhaal led october sky as homer hickam. It was selected by the new york times as one of its great books of 1998 and was an alternate book ofthemonth selection for both the literary guild and doubleday book clubs. Now you can see the place itself even not traveling. This talented actor was born on 6 th july, 1973 in hudson, new york, u.
With jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, laura dern, chris owen. Barbara hilemons book contains almost 300 color photographs taken during the filming of the movie october sky. October sky is a 1999 american biographical drama film directed by joe johnston and starring jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, chris owen, and laura dern. October sky after seeing sputnik 1 crossing the sky, homer hickam main character becomes interested in the rocket and begins building it with the help of his classmates and a teacher. An excessively talented american actor, william lee scott simply known as william lee scott is best recognized for playing the role of high school student, stanley bullethead kuznocki in the american sitcom the steve harvey show. Portions of content provided by tivo corporation 2020 tivo corporation whats new. William lee scott born july 6, 1973 is famous for being tv actor.
He is an actor, known for the butterfly effect 2004, gone in 60 seconds 2000 and october sky 1999. Jake gyllenhaal, laura dern, chris cooper, chris owen, william lee scott, chad lindberg, natalie canerday, elya baskin, chris ellis, joe. Rocket boys, the memoir of west virginian homer hickam, jr. Roy lee cooke born december 25, 1941 is an american who was a founding member of the big creek missile agency and one of the original rocket boys. Find william lee scott movies, filmography, bio, co stars, photos, news and tweets. It is also used in a period radio broadcast describing sputnik 1 as it crossed the october sky. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. William lee scott was born on july 6, 1973 in hudson, new york, usa. After john picks up homer, roy lee is beaten by his abusive stepfather. October sky 311 movie clip test launches 1999 hd youtube. He is the son of wiley clay cooke and carrie austin cooke of coalwood, in mcdowell county, west virginia. Sputnik was the first earthorbiting artificial satellite. In 2007, he guest starred in criminal minds in the episode children of the dark.
He is best known for his role as high school student stanley bullethead kuznocki on the wb sitcom the steve harvey show. It is about four kids who build rockets, but it is a lot more than that. Facts about william lee scott the meaning of the name. Reading the newspaper aloud the silvery cylinder burst forth in a fiery column of smoke and flame, racing the very wind as it soared into the sky, a messenger of these rocket boys of big creek. October sky is a 1999 american biographical drama film directed by joe johnston and starring. William lee scott is an american actor well known for his role as high school student stanley bullethead kuznocki on the wb sitcom the steve harvey show. Description homer hickam, the introspective son of a mine superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of coalwood, west virginia, forever, nurtures a dream to send rockets into outer spacean ambition. October sky is, like apollo, a movie i need to watch more often, and i am again embarrassed to admit that this is only the second time ive seen it october sky is the story of homer hickam jake gyllenhaal, quentin wilson chris owen, roy lee cook william lee scott, and sherman odell chad lindberg building rockets in the shadow of sputnik, often against the wishes of their.
Jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, laura dern, chris owen, william lee scott, chad lindberg director. Jake gyllenhaal, laura dern, chris cooper, chris owen, william lee scott, chad lindberg, natalie canerday, elya baskin, chris ellis, joe johnston. William lee scott celebrity profile check out the latest william lee scott photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. October sky the title on the mass market movie tiein version of the bestselling the rocket boys is the first memoir in a series of four, by homer hickam jr.
Chris cooper, jake gyllenhaal, laura dern, chris owen, william lee scott, official content from universal pictures the. His character in the universal pictures film october sky was played by william lee scott. Encouraged by a helpful teacher, miss riley laura dern, homer enlists two of his buddies, roy lee william lee scott and odell chad lindberg, to help with construction of a smallscale rocket. Rocket boys, his capraesque autobiography, has been turned into a similarly mistyeyed movie called october sky that pays tribute to his boyish dream. Hickam jr, october sky emerged as one of the most delightful sleepers of 1999a small miracle of good ole. He also appeared in films such as october sky and the butterfly effect. It was 1957, the year sputnik raced across the appalachian sky, and the small town of coalwood, west virginia, was slowly dying. He gained his love for flying as a very young child and dreamed of being a fighter pilot throughout his youth. A complete guide to all the new original series and films. Like the hero of october sky, i remember the shock that ran through america when the russians launched sputnik on oct. Before the movie was released, universal changed the title to october sky. Many schools from fifth grade to college are studying rocket boysoctober sky in their classrooms, including english, math, and science classes. William lee scott as roy lee cooke chad lindberg as sherman odell.
Movie extra writes book about october sky experience. Jake gyllenhaal chris cooper laura dern chris owen william lee scott chad lindberg natalie canerday scott miles randy stripling chris ellis o. Additionally, he appeared in the films gone in 60 seconds, pearl harbor, october sky and the butterfly effect. In addition to this, he is also known for showing his brilliant performance in the movies like gone in 60 seconds, pearl harbor, october sky and the butterfly effect. Jake gyllenhaal chris cooper laura dern chris owen william lee scott chad lindberg plot.
Meanwhile, john hickam homers father is a west virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, jim homers older brother and homer, to. Winston link courtney fendley frank schuler kailie hollister. Meanwhile, john hickam homers father is a west virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, jim homers older brother and homer, to follow in his footsteps. William lee scott age, height, wife, married, awards. William lee scott brings such charm and uniqueness to his characters that most cannot help but remember him scott is currently in austin, texas starring in the new hbo pilot 5.
Unlike homer hickam, the hero of october sky, i didnt go on to become a nasa. Additionally, he appeared in the films gone in 60 seconds, pearl harbor, october sky. Rocket boys has been translated into eight languages and has received many awards. Jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, laura dern, chris owen, william lee scott, chad lindberg, natalie canerday, scott thomas. His first feature film role came as the younger version of loren deans character in andrew nic. Hickman, a man who i never knew existed prior to this films release. But john hickam, the good father of october sky, is more substantial and complex than the jims and wards of yore.
Homer hickam stated that universal studios marketing people got involved. October sky is a simple, but heartfelt tale about homer h. By zooming in and out you can see the place itself and the area it is situated in and nearby. October sky is an anagram of rocket boys, the title of the 1998 novel upon which the film is based. Averted with jake gyllenhaal and chris owen, who were 17 playing 1617 year olds homer and quentin. William lee scott born july 6, 1973 is an american actor.
With the aid of his closest buddies chris owen, william lee scott and chad lindberg, homer draws on limited local resources for his rocketry experiments. Also pictured are jake gyllenhaal, chris owen, chris cooper and laura dernphoto measures 10 x 8inches. Jake gyllenhaal, chris cooper, william lee scott, chris owen, chad lindberg, natalie canerday, elya baskin, chris ellis, laura dern. Chris cooper jake gyllenhaal joe johnston homer hickam laura dern chris owen actor coalwood, west virginia quentin wilson chad lindberg oliver springs, tennessee roy lee cooke roane county, tennessee william lee scott anagram chris ellis actor elya baskin freida j. October sky the best film of the year, so far by robert roten, film critic. My only critique is that they should have kept the original title from the authors book more apt.804 49 854 1571 1473 804 1189 786 869 1548 516 1479 1581 523 201 1054 419 1031 438 605 1088 556 1216 1474 314 694 1091 274 567 340 433 1106 976 206 606