These photographs were taken on our trip to Venice, Italy in the summer of 1999.
During the festival, October Sky was featured as one of the event's key theatrical releases.
A private water taxi tours Homer around Venice and the surrounding islands.
Linda Hickam takes a private water taxi tour around Venice.
Linda Hickam said it just "felt right" to bring her favorite striped shirt to Venice....
Gondola boatmen row tourists along the Grand Canal.
Our hotel: The Excelsior Venice, Italy, September 1, 1999
A view from our room's balcony.
Homer is interviewed by International Press and Television.
Chris Cooper who play's Homer's dad, is interviewed.
Director Joe Johnston's turn to be in the spotlight.
October Sky panel answers International press questions. (L-R) Homer, Chuck Gordon (Producer), Joe Johnston (Director), Laura Dern (Miss Riley), and first Italian astronaut.
Homer signs huge Polaroid portrait taken of the movie's principles.
Laura Dern poses for her polaroid.
The October Sky Venice Film Festival celebration dinner was 3 hours long... the movie began about midnight!
The October Sky Venice Film Festival dinner. Linda Hickam and Chris Cooper.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman arrive for the showing of their movie, Eyes Wide Shut
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
The ride home on the Concorde from Paris to New York was a highlight for Homer. Flying much of the trip at Mach 2, the trip took only 3 1/2 hours.