Free Movie on Fancast: October Sky

by | May 2, 2008 at 6:41 PM | General

October Sky

Watch October Sky for free in its entirely right here, right now on Fancast.

Based on the autobiography of NASA engineer Homer H. Hickam Jr., October Sky stars a young Jake Gyllenhaal as a young man growing up in West Virginia who becomes absolutely fascinated with astronomy when the Soviet Union launches the Sputnik satellite in 1957. This newfound obsession leads him to devour all the knowledge he can about jet and rocket design so he can start to build them himself, much to the consternation of his friends and the disapproval of his coal miner father (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper). But with support from a great teacher (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and his fellow enthusiasts in the new Rocket Boys club, Homer may just be able to launch himself toward his dreams..

In honor of scientific geniuses achieving great achievements in aeronautics (such as Iron Man, opening this weekend), watch October Sky, an inspiring story about how far a strong sense of wonder can carry you.

Watch the trailer for October Sky.