Dad, I may not be the best, but I come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world. And it’s not because I’m so different from you either, it’s because I’m the same. I mean, I can be just as hard-headed, and just as tough. I only hope I can be as good a man as you. Sure, Wernher von Braun is a great scientist, but he isn’t my hero.
Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the inspirational film October Sky (1999)
Great line. And wow, completely forgot that young Jake Gyllenhaal was in this. Seriously need to re-watch!
The first time I saw him too. Was really impressed and knew he would be going places. That line summed things up nicely too.
Chris Cooper. Now there is an actor I would watch in ANYTHING!
🙂 He has done some great films. What was the last film you saw?
I think the last one I saw was Syriana? I want to see August: Osage County because of him 🙂
I love this film 🙂
Great film and a movie that every Parent of teenagers might consider viewing! I didn’t realize that was Jake G.! WOW. He is great in “Brokeback Mountain.”
I’m a sucker for a good father/son film 🙂