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Author: Joe JohnstonLewis ColickJake GyllenhaalChris CooperChris OwenAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Elementary and junior high school : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Biographical films
Children's
Biographical
Drama
Videorecordings
Teatro
Named Person: Homer H Hickam; Homer H Hickam
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Johnston; Lewis Colick; Jake Gyllenhaal; Chris Cooper; Chris Owen; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 1417013958 9781417013951
OCLC Number: 57470642
Language Note: English, Spanish or French dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles ; closed captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Based on the book "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
"Based on an extraordinary true story."
Special features: Aiming high: The story of the Rocket Boys, hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickam in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA; feature commentary with Homer Hickam; spotlight on location; production notes; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Fred Murphy ; editor, Robert Dalva ; music, Mark Isham.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Laura Dern.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements.
Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital; surround sound; dual layer.
Contents: Aiming high: The story of the rocket boys.
Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents a Charles Gordon production ; a Joe Johnston film ; produced by Charles Gordon, Larry Franco ; screenplay by Lewis Colick ; directed by Joe Johnston.

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The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies.

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