When Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) invites his dad to watch his last rocket launch, he ends up telling his old man about how they are alike and how his dad has always been his hero in the drama film about Homer Hickam's life, October Sky.
JOHN: Salvage something up here.
HOMER: Hey, Dad.
JOHN: Hello, Homer.
HOMER: I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you did for me. I know it wasn't easy for you, so thank you. We're shooting off our last rocket today at 5 o'clock so if you'd like to see it...
JOHN: I got a lot of work to do.
HOMER: All right. I just thought I'd ask.
JOHN: Hear you met your big hero. Didn't even know it.
HOMER: Look, I know you and me don't exactly see eye to eye on certain things. I mean, man, we don't see eye to eye on just about anything. But, 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 are. Sure, Wernher von Braun is a great scientist... but he isn't my hero.
Opening statement from Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committe on women's health and contraception. She was blocked from testifying at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee the previous week on the 2010 health care law regulation requiring employers and insurers provide contraception coverage to their employees. The first panel of that hearing only had men as witnesses. See the complete hearing with Fluke here: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HealthandC0 people like this