Top 3 October Sky Movie Facts

Following is our collection of October Sky facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of October Sky film message.

This particular scene looks like the Iwo Jima flag raising which was an iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945, which depicts six United States Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in WW-II !
This particular scene looks like the Iwo Jima flag raising which was an iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945, which depicts six United States Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in WW-II !

October Sky Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The title is a reference to the first time Homer saw Sputnik in the night sky, as well as an anagram of the original book title "Rocket Boys" (which the studio did not believe would sell).

October Sky Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Is an anagram of the novel Rocket Boys, both of which are based on a true story.
    Is an anagram of the novel Rocket Boys, both of which are based on a true story.
October Sky poster
October Sky poster

October Sky Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of October Sky. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama, Family
Director Joe Johnston
Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen
IMDB score 7.8