"October Sky" a/k/a "Rocket Boys". Biographical films are always the best ones! "October Sky" has a special place in my heart.
The Original Rocket Boys made infamous by "October Sky" (Home Hickam came to our local high school several years ago, and he autographed my book!)
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.
He was so adorable in the movie October sky ! I don't think he's cute now.