It's 1957 in Coalwood, West Virginia, and all roads point to the local coal mine. But when the first spacecraft, the Russian Sputnik, flies over the dusty town, high-school student Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) catches a glimpse of the bigger world and can no longer accept his presumed career.
|MPAA Rating||PG for language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements.|
|Theatrical Release||February 19, 1999|
|Cast||Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper|
|1999 Universal Studios|
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