October Sky

Continuity mistake: When Homer is walking to Snake Root, he has a rolling pin in his box. You can see the pin change positions in the box.

Continuity mistake: When Homer has just been given the gold medal at the National Science Fair, and he turns around to try to spot Werner Von Braun, several of the people in the crowd jump a lot closer to him when he turns back around.

Continuity mistake: When the miners decide to strike, we hear the sounds of a major storm. As they walk out the door, the rain is coming down heavily. However, in the very next shot, a long shot of the same scene, there is no rain.

Continuity mistake: When they burn down the shack where they lit off rockets, O'Dell is seen to be the last one turning around and in the next scene he turns around again.

Continuity mistake: In the end when they shoot off their last rocket, there is a blue sky with a few scattered white clouds.after the launch when everyone is watching the rocket, there are heavy storm clouds, then it cuts back to a clear blue sky again.

Steve Kozak
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Continuity mistake: When Homer is trying out for football and is called off the bench by the coach, he is wearing the number 50 but in the football scenes, he is wearing the number 47.

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Suggested correction: Upon watching this and reading this error. Homer is on the left side of the bench with his helmet off and in fact wearing 47 on his jersey.

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Continuity mistake: When Homer has just been given the gold medal at the National Science Fair, and he turns around to try to spot Werner Von Braun, several of the people in the crowd jump a lot closer to him when he turns back around.

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Principal Turner: Miss Riley, our job is to give these kids an education.
Miss Riley: Mmm-hmm.
Principal Turner: Not false hopes.
Miss Riley: False hopes? Do you want me to sit quiet, let 'em breathe in coal dust the rest of their life?
Principal Turner: Miss Riley, once in a while... a lucky one... will get out on a football scholarship. The rest of 'em work in the mines.
Miss Riley: How 'bout I believe in the unlucky ones? Hmm? I have to, Mister Turner, I'd go out of my mind.

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Trivia: Homer Hickam's father's name is actually Homer Hickam Sr.; in the movie, the father's name was changed to John. The assumption would be that the name was changed in the movie to avoid confusion between father and son.

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