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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
Director Joe Johnston
Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper
Run Time 108
1999 Universal Studios

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