October Sky

October Sky (1999)

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Roy Lee: Let them have outer space. We got rock 'n' roll.

Roy Lee: What's an auk?
O'Dell: It's a bird that don't fly.
Roy Lee: You mean like a parakeet?

Homer: Man, we should be trying to get into that science fair instead of sitting around here like a bunch of hillbillies.
Roy Lee: Well, I got some real sad news for you Homer. We are a bunch of hillbillies.

Homer: Well actually, my family raised me and send me to school and feed me and all that other stuff my friends didn't do. Besides who cares about my launch.

Roy Lee: I don't know why they'd drop a bomb on this place, be a heck of a waste of a bomb.

Roy Lee: Roy Lee: H-O-M-E-R.

Homer: No. Coal mining may be your life, but it's not mine. I'm never going down there again. I wanna go into space.

Elsie: Your father always has to be the big hero. I swear if he dies I won't shed a tear.

Homer: You know, it, uh, won't fly unless somebody pushes the button. It's yours, if you want it.

O'Dell: God's honest truth, Homer. What are the chances... a bunch of kids from Coalwood... actually winning the national science fair?
Homer: A million to one, O'Dell.
O'Dell: That good? Well, why didn't you say so?

Quentin: They watched us get arrested. We're practically ex-convicts. They'll never dance with us.
O'Dell: Jesus, Quentin, you don't know anything about women.

Roy Lee: I'll tell you what's unbelievable... captain of the football team being jealous of you.

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.

Roy Lee: That thing had better fly, or you can kiss your chances of losing your virginity goodbye.

Roy Lee: That's a good idea. Four unidentifiable high school students lost their lives early this morning when their toy rocket exploded.

Revealing mistake: When Homer placed the rocket on his fence and lit it his friend asked "Should we get behind somethin'?" That's when the rocket explodes. When you see them fly back you don't need to slow motion it because you can clearly see the wires attached to their backs.

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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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