Universal Pictures | Release Date: February 19, 1999
Summary: Based on Homer H. Hickman's memoir "Rocket Boys," this film begins in 1957 with Russia's historic launch of the Sputnik satellite and chronicles its impact on a group of boys in West Virginia.
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Runtime: 108 min
Rating: Rated PG for language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 25, 2005
Director Credit
Joe Johnston Director
Writer Credit
Homer H. Hickam Jr. Book "Rocket Boys"
Lewis Colick Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Chris Cooper John Hickam
Jake Gyllenhaal Homer Hickam
Cast Credit
Chad Lindberg O'Dell
Chris Ellis Principal Turner
Chris Owen Quentin
Courtney Cole-Fendley Dorothy Platt
David Dwyer Jake Mosby
Elya Baskin Ike Bykovsky
Kailie Hollister Valentine Carmina
Laura Dern Miss Riley
Natalie Canerday Elsie Hickam
Randy Stripling Leon Bolden
Scott Miles Jim Hickam
Terry Loughlin Mr. Dantzler
William Lee Scott Roy Lee
Producer Credit
Charles Gordon Producer
Larry J. Franco Producer
Marc Sternberg Executive Producer
Peter Cramer Executive Producer