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October Sky (1999)

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NOTE: This commentary track is only available on the January 2005 "Special Edition" October Sky DVD; the original DVD release did not have a commentary.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Author Homer H. Hickam Jr. (author of source novel "Rocket Boys") Rating:7.2/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on February 17th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Hickam talks at length about the authenticity of the film to the real-life events and people. He praises Gyllenhaal’s performance and provides many interesting anecdotes about what we are watching. This is a heartfelt, intimate commentary.
Reviewed by closedface on March 1st, 2009:Find all reviews by closedface
Being that the speaker wasn't a filmmaker or involved with the industry in any way, I was expecting a lot of dead air.

I was wrong, very few gaps, and everything said is pretty much as the other review had it.
Reviewed by Bickle, T. on September 1st, 2009:Find all reviews by Bickle, T.
I would've never listened to this commentary had it not been for the previous two reviews here. But I'm glad I did as Hickam delivers one of the most insightful commentaries I've ever heard. The anecdotes are not only interesting, but thoroughly engaging as well. For any fan of the film, or book, this is a must listen.