This 1999 film made many of our HTF members list for one of the best films that year. I loved it when I saw it theatrically, and loved it even more at home on dvd. I was in the mood tonight for something upbeat & wholesome and I chose October Sky. A film like this just can't rely on being wholesome and upbeat. The story has to be compelling; characters have to be convincing; always nice to have an effective score and OS does. If you're in the mood for something like this or even you want to be in this mood, give October Sky a spin.