October Sky (1999)
Jake Gyllenhaal: Homer Hickam
Homer : [to John] 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 : No. Coal mining may be your life, but it's not mine. I'm never going down there again. I wanna go into space.
Homer : [to his dad] Sure Dr. Von Braun is a great scientist, but he isn't my hero.
Homer : Listen, I'm sorry about what's going on around here, but it isn't my fault! What do you want from me anyway?
John : You better watch yourself, Homer.
Homer : If I go on to win at Indianapolis, I can go to college, maybe even get a job at Cape Canaveral. There's nothing here for me. The town is dying! The mine is dying! Everybody here knows that but you!
John : You want to get out so bad, then go. Go!
Homer : Yeah, I'll go! Yeah, I'll go!
John : GO! GO!
Homer : And I'll be gone forever! I won't even look back!
Homer : [after Homer sees the tiny shack that Quentin lives in with his family] Quentin, I wouldn't care if you lived in the Governor's mansion. I'd still think you're weird!
Homer : You know, it, uh, won't fly unless somebody pushes the button. It's yours, if you want it.
Homer : [jumps into Roy Lee's car to go to football tryouts] Let's go, Roy Lee! It's almost nine.
Roy Lee : You sure are in a hurry to get yourself killed, huh, kid?
O'Dell : There are easier ways to commit suicide, Homer.
Homer : Would you just step on it, Roy Lee?
Roy Lee : [frustrated with his car] I *am* stepping on it.
Homer : [gunshot in background] Hey Quentin!
Homer : That rocket had to have gone up at least 100 feet didn't it?
Quentin : More like two hundred.
Homer : Goddammit.
Homer : [another gunshot] Will you cut it out, Roy Lee?
Roy Lee : Die you son of a bitch!
[fires another round into the grill of his broken down car]
O'Dell : Besides, didn't your dad say no more rockets?
Homer : No, he said no more rockets on company property.
O'Dell : Do you realize how far we'd have to go to be off company property?
Homer : Yeah, we'd have to go to Snakeroot.
Quentin : Snakeroot? That's eight miles!
Homer : It's not *that* far. I mean we could walk if we had to...
O'Dell : Hey, walk! Heh! That's a great idea!
Homer : Come on let's go!
Roy Lee : Wait the hell up, will you Homer? Now I got about as much chance of winning that science fair as you do winning a football scholarship. I know I'm gonna be a miner. I've known my entire life. What the hell's so bad about mining coal anyway?
Homer : Nothing Roy Lee. It's great. That's why your stepdaddy is the biggest drunk in West Virginia! I mean, come on guys! You know the mine'll kill you!
Homer : You ever hear the story about how O'Dell's dad died?
Roy Lee : Homer... will you forget it, man?
O'Dell : Shutup Homer.
Homer : Piece of slate caught him right in the neck... and it cut his head clear off.
O'Dell : [tackles Homer] You son of a bitch!
Homer : [Reading the newspaper aloud] "The silvery cylinder burst forth in a fiery column of smoke and flame, racing the very wind as it soared into the sky, a messenger of these Rocket Boys of Big Creek.
Homer : These boys use their brains, not brawn, who play not football, but with Apollo's fire."
O'Dell : [Chuckles]
Dorothy Platt : [Walks up to Homer, elated] Hi Homer.
Homer : [Quietly] Hi Dorothy.
Dorothy Platt : Would you please sign my newspaper?
Homer : Sure.
Dorothy Platt : I just know you're going to be really famous someday.
Homer : [Stares at Dorothy, mesmerized]
Roy Lee : H - O - M - E - R
John : [after a cave in] Come on. Come on, Jensen. Come on back.
Jensen : What happened?
Jake Mosby : Whole damn mountain about fell on your head. And John here, he saved your life.
Homer : That's my dad.
John : I want you out of this mine, and don't you ever come back, you stupid son of a bitch. Didn't I tell you to watch those pillars? Now we coulda all been killed today, because you didn't have the sense to look up!
Homer : [ashamed] That's my dad.
Homer : Did you ever see Frankenstein and the wolf man?
Jim Hickam : [at football practice] Hey, Lenny; take it easy on my kid brother, but make it look good, all right?
Jim Hickam : [Homer is tackled hard] I thought I told you to take it easy on him.
Lenny : I *did* take it easy on him
Homer : [playing against Lenny] I'm gonna run right over you, you son of a bitch! You hear me?
[is tackled several times more]
Coach Gainer : [helping Homer up] Well, Homer, you've sure got guts; but ya gotta know when to quit.
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!
Homer : My family is not more important than my friends. My dad won't even come to one launch!