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October Sky (1999) : Fall

October Sky follows the true story of Homer Hickman Jr (played by Jake Gyllenhall), a coal miner’s son from West Virginia who dreams of building rockets and eventually goes on to work for NASA. 63 more words

Movies

October Sky (Rocket Boys)

It was well past midnight yesterday when I finished watching the October Sky, a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and Laura Dern. 578 more words

Nasa

The Fact about Fiction

Everything in this story is true. Except those parts that aren’t, and even they are true.

Homer Hickam – On Between the Lines, talking about… 312 more words

Barry Kibrick

The Writing Secrets of a Best-Selling Author Revealed

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a special event. This one was in my hometown, my own backyard you might say. It was fairly low-key and inexpensive, a fundraiser for our local library. 1,109 more words

Writing

Press Relase: First Ever Rocket Boys WV Film Reclamation Project

Legendary West Virginia cult movie Paradise Park gets second life; teams with Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys Festival for major joint initiative and reclamation collaboration

Who: Film Makers of seminal WV filmed movie Paradise Park and Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys Festival; filmmaker Danny Boyd and movie cast members, Rocket Boys festival director William Scott Hill… 209 more words

Charleston

Carrying Albert Home: A Review

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam, and with my own trip booked to Florida, I knew this was going to be the perfect vacation read. 341 more words

Reviews

Carrying Albert Home -- Book Review

The story of how my parents carried Albert home was a bit more than their fanciful tales of youthful adventure. Put all together, it was their witness and testimony to what is heaven’s greatest and perhaps only true gift, that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.

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