While most of President Eisenhower's advisors...
Today are ominous. Washington...
If you have just tuned in to this special bulletin,
Washington has confirmed that, yesterday,
on the fourth of October, 1957,
the Soviet Union successfully launched
history's first man-made satellite
into space orbit around the Earth.
The satellite which the Russians have dubbed Sputnik
is being hailed as a milestone in history.
No one in our nation's capital could deny that
the satellite has ushered in a grim new chapter in the Cold War.
And indeed, a wave of national anxiety
already seems to be sweeping the country.
Still maintaining its speed of 18,000 miles an hour,
completing an orbit of the Earth every 96 minutes.
Doctor Wernher von Braun,
Chief Engineer of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency,
expressed the hope that the United States
would soon be following the Russians into space
with our own artificial satellite.
Doctor von Braun confirmed
that there has still been no actual sighting of the Soviet satellite,
but the U.S. expects to be tracking it very soon.
We are told that Sputnik will be visible to the naked eye
about an hour after sunset and an hour before dawn,
as it traverses the October sky over the United States.
What the beeping signal means we still don't know.
It may be nothing more...
Warden threw a party in the county jail
Let's go, Roy Lee.
- It's almost 9:00. - Sure are in a hurry to get yourself killed.
No kiddin'. There are easier ways to commit suicide, Homer.
说真的 自杀其实有更容易的法子 霍默
Will you just step on it, Roy Lee?
踩油门 别废话行吗 罗伊·李
I am steppin' on it.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock
Okay, Maguire, Longstreet, Hickam. Let's see what you got.
马奎尔 朗斯特里特 希卡姆 该你们大显身手了
Hey, take it easy on my kid brother.
Make him look good, all right?
I thought I told you to take it easy on him.
I did take it easy on him.
- Set! - I'm gonna run right over you, you son of a bitch.
-各就各位 -我要碾死你 王八蛋
- You hear me? - Hut one! Hut two!
-听见没 -战术一 战术二
Homer, you sure got guts,
but you gotta know when to quit.
Okay, Miller! You're up!
好了 米勒 你来替他
Someday we'll all be blue
Well, that'll be the day when you say good-bye
Why should the damn jocks be the only ones gettin' scholarships?
They're also the only ones that get the girls. This burns my ass.
That'll be the day when I die
What do you boys think about this?
Isn't that something?
Let 'em have outer space. We got rock 'n' roll.
I'm with you. We got enough to worry about down here.
- Homer, your dad say anything about the layoffs? - No.
-霍默 你爸提过关于裁员的事吗 -没
- Have they pulled any more pillars? - Uh, he didn't say.
Does he talk at all?
Damn it, Jake! Didn't I tell you
该死的 杰克 难道我没告诉过你
to put some men to work on those roof bolts?
- Was I talkin' to the wall? - I'm sorry,
John. We was just tryin' to get...
Make sure the hoot owl shift sets those timbers by the vent!
Two more days on that block, we're gonna be down to the bone.
Jensen! Get out of the way!
Come on. Come on, Jensen.
醒醒 醒醒 詹森
Whole damn mountain 'bout fell on your head.
And John here... he saved your life.
I want you out of this mine.
Don't come back, you stupid son of a bitch.
Didn't I tell you to watch the roof, huh?
Now we could've all been killed
'cause you didn't have the sense to look up!
Well, how'd it go?
Well, I told you. You spend the summer shovelin' coal,
and you'll be playin' linebacker next fall.
What's the matter, Homer? Not cut out for mining coal?
怎么了 霍默 没有挖煤的天赋吗
Hey, let's get that mess cleaned up!
Let's get some cribbin' on that roof!
Buck up, Homer. You're a Coalwood boy.
加油吧 霍默 你是纯正的煤林人
When you get down in the mine, get that coal shovel in your hand,
feel just as natural to you as a tick on a dog.
And get that slate off the loader!
It's the radio signal transmitted by the Soviet Sputnik.
Listen now for the sound
which forevermore separates the old from the new.
That's it? That's the Sputnik?
- That's Sputnik. - Well, big deal.
Big deal? What you fail to grasp
is that the sound you're hearin' is bein' transmitted
by an object that is travelin' at 18,000 miles per hour,
- a-a-a-and orbitin'the Earth e-e-every nine... - Shut up!
Boys, not in my class!
Thank you, Quentin.
Now Quentin's right, y'all.
Sputnik is a milestone in history.
Things'll never be the same again.
- What do you think about that, Homer? - Well, yes, ma'am. Uh...
-你说呢 霍默 -是 老师
Cat got your tongue?
We were talkin' about bein' in orbit,
hundreds of miles away from the Earth.
You know anything about that?
I got my eye on you, boy.
Now who can tell me why Sputnik is so important?
We ought to just shoot the damn thing down.
It's got one of them little spy cameras in it.
It takes pictures of every one of our missile bases.
This country'd better get on the ball before it's too late.
All I know is this Sputnik had better show up soon.
I'm gettin' a crick in my neck.
All right. What you need to do is take her to the movies.
Somethin'scary, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.
Then you take your arm and
put it up round the back of her chair, like so.
Now when it gets real scary,
and she ain't payin' attention to nothin' but the movie,
you sort of let your arm sort of slide on down her shoulder,
real nice and slow and easy,
- I see it! Right there! - Where? Where?
-我看到了 在那里 -哪儿呢
You seein'things, Carl?
- I see it. - Where do you see it?
I see it. It's right there.
Son of bitches gonna be droppin'bombs on us from up there.
Don't know why they'd drop a bomb on this place.
Be a heck of a waste of a bomb.
The first game against Welch
that's the one that's gonna draw the scouts.
Yeah. Welch knows it too. They're gonna be coming after us.
Well, y'all be careful, Jim.
Last year, those two boys from Welch got their arms broken.
Well, they started it.
It don't matter much who started it. I don't call that football.
You don't worry about Jim.
Ain't nobody on the Welch team that can catch him.
I wish the scouts could've seen that
- first game with Bluefield. - I'm gonna build a rocket.
Well, I'm not sayin' it's gonna go up in space or anything,
but I'm gonna do it.
I'm gonna build a rocket.
Well, just don't blow yourself up.
More eggs, anybody?
Nice rocket, Homer. How high do you think it will fly?
不错的火箭 霍默 你觉得它能飞多高
Well, I got it packed with the powder from 30 sky rockets.
Three, four miles.
- Eight, seven, six... - Should we get behind somethin'?
-八 七 六 -我们是不是该找点掩护
- My rocket blew up. - Are you okay?
- I guess. - My heart's poundin'.
I thought the mine blew up. Oh, Homer.
I waited six months for the company carpenter
to get around puttin' up that fence.
Didn't I tell you not to blow yourself up?
- Elsie. - It's all right, Ms. Fields.!
-艾希 -没事勒 菲尔兹夫人
Dear Dr. Von Braun,
- Six, five, four... - My name is Homer Hickam.
-六 五 四 -我叫霍默·希卡姆
I'm 17 and I live in
- a small mining town in West Virginia. - Three, two, one...
-佛吉尼亚西部一个矿区小镇里 -三 二 一
I'm writing to offer my condolences to you and your team...
on your recent attempt to launch the Vanguard rocket.
I also had a disastrous occurrence
during the launch of my own small rocket.
Since here in Coalwood, everyone's much more interested in
what's down below the earth than what's above it,
there isn't a whole lot of material
to be found on the subject of rocketry.
So I've been kind of stumbling around in the dark.
Don't you give me no dirty look
Your father's hip he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak. Don't talk back
You can't be seen with him, Homer.
He's a weirdo. You go ahead,
but you can kiss your social life good-bye.
- Hi, Homer. - Hi.
-你好 霍默 -你好
I don't let anybody copy my homework.
I don't wanna copy your homework.
Do you know anything about rockets?
Uh, you wanna come with me over to the library?
What do you wanna know about rockets?
Well, rocketry was actually
invented by the Chinese as early as 1,000 A.D.
And, supposedly, they were quite sophisticated.
Potassium chlorate and sulphur.
Uh, well, what'd you use?
Uh, somethin' like that.
Hey, Quentin, this is great.
This is exactly... We have everything we need in here.
Roy Lee, drive me to my house.
We can use my basement.
Yeah, at least nobody'll see us down there.
- Come on. - You got a loose choke cable.
The butterfly valve isn't closin' all the way.
Uh, last year I built an internal combustion engine
and entered it in the science fair.
Yeah, well, you wouldn't happen to have it on you, would you?
I've been searchin'
Uh, I'm searchin'
Oh, yeah, searchin' every which way
Searchin'every which way
But I'm like that...
This thing's startin' to look like a rocket.
Listen to this. "Weld the washer to the base of the rocket body,
creating a combustion chamber and nozzle."
- We don't know how to weld. - Weld.
Homer, your brother's in metal shop.
Maybe he could, uh...
- Do we really need this nozzle thing? - For cryin'out loud,
the nozzle's the most important part.
- It directs the flow of the hot gases.! - Hey, cool it, Quentin.
-加速高压燃气都靠它了 -淡定 昆汀
Man, talkin'about your hot gases.
I don't think your father would like
you sneaking up in the middle of the night in here.
And I know that he wouldn't like me welding for you on company time.
Well, what if I paid the company for your time?
I would lose my job.
- Did you see Sputnik go over the other night? - Nah.
'Cause it was beautiful.
I stood there and watched it streak across the sky.
And anywhere in the world,
someone could look up and see exactly what I saw.
For once, it felt like Coalwood was part of the outside world.
Homer, believe me, there are much worse places than Coalwood in this world.
霍默 相信我 世上比煤林糟的地方比比皆是
Besides, this is just a flying piece of steel.
You know, a rocket took it up there, Mr. Bykovsky.
I don't know. I...
When I was workin' on this rocket, I felt like,
I felt like I was, like I was Wernher von Braun.
Homer, it will be our secret.
Mr. Bykovsky did a dang good job on this.
Yeah, well, he used a washer for the weld.
- Man, it looks just like it did in the picture. - Prodigious.
When, uh, when do we go?
- Uh, Saturday... - Give me that.
What is this, a weapon of some kind?
No, sir. It's a, it's a rocket.
不 先生 这是枚火箭
I don't allow dangerous devices on school grounds.
Mr. Turner, I asked Homer to bring that to school.
To show it in class.
You know, the boys are thinkin' about enterin' that county science fair.
Be careful, gentlemen. I'm gonna have my eye on you.
注意安全 小伙子们 我盯着你们呢
Thank you, Mr. Turner.
That science fair is rigged. All the judges are from Welch,
so only the kids from Welch ever win.
And besides, science fairs are for geeks.
No offense, Quentin.
Well, it's too bad you feel that way.
You know, the winners go on to
the National Science Fair in Indianapolis,
and colleges from all over the country hand out scholarships.
It's great. Have a good lunch, boys.
真的很棒 午餐愉快 孩子们
College scholarships for winning a science fair?
Well, maybe it's not for you.
- W-W-Well, what do you mean? - Homer, you got a great mind.
-为什么啊 -霍默 你的思维很开阔
But science requires math,
which has never been one of your favorite subjects.
Can't just dream your way out of Coalwood, Homer.
Auk I. Stroke of genius, Homer.
海雀一号 真有才 霍默
It won't fly unless somebody lights the fuse.
What the hell is auk?
It's a bird that don't fly.
What, kind of like a parakeet?
Well, Youngstown's always been fair, Otis,
But you're askin' me to lay off damn near half the town.
The mine is just not producin'
the way it was ten years ago, John.
We're payin'the same labor for half the tonnage.
What if we were to open up a new shaft?
That coal is down there, Otis.
You just, you just let me go after it.
The Coalwood mine is givin' out, Mr. Hickam.
four, three, two...
四 三 二
Uh-oh. Holy shit, it's headed for the mine!
I told you we didn't know what we were doin'!
- I told you! - Oh, no. Oh, no.
-我就说 -不 不
- I don't believe this. - Go ahead.
God in heaven, I thought it was a guided missile!
I thought the damn Russians were attackin'us.
The boy's in trouble now.
So this is what you been up to in the basement, huh?
- Yes, sir. - Damn, Homer.
-是的 爸爸 -该死 霍默
You could've killed somebody with this idiot thing.
I know, sir. I'm sorry. I was...
我知道 爸 抱歉 我本要...
Well, Homer here wants to be a rocket scientist. Is that it, John?
He has no idea what he wants to be.
But I know what he is. He's a menace,
and he's a damn thief.
- Dad... - And so is whoever helped you.
Ike Bykovsky did this, didn't he?
Don't you ever let me catch you
with these fool things on company property again, you understand me?
- Yes, sir. - Then go home.
-是 爸爸 -回家去吧
Yeah? What's your tunnel number?
He called me a thief, Mum, in front of everybody.
- I mean, how could he do that? - He was dead wrong callin' you that.
He'd never have done that to Jim.
They could catch Jim stickin' up the company store,
and Dad would probably laugh and say, "That's my boy."
I know he's hard to understand sometimes, Homer,
but you have to know he loves you.
He loves the mine
more than Jim even.
- More than you. - You hush up.
What's it given him back?
Nothin' but a spot on his lung the size of a damn quarter.
You don't know what the mine gives me.
You don't know 'cause you're still a boy.
But, by golly, you're gonna find out soon enough.
I'm never goin' down there.
You better have a talk with your son, Elsie,
'cause he's out of control.
- Where's my rocket stuff? - Right where they belong.
Quentin, you know, that rocket went up at least 100 feet.
- Man, will you cut it out, Roy Lee? - Die, you son of a bitch.
-能消停会儿吗 罗伊·李 -去死吧 王八蛋
- Come on. My turn now. - Hey, man. What's with you?
-给我 该我了 -搞什么 怎么了你
Man, we should be tryin' to get in that science fair
instead of sittin' around here like a bunch of hillbillies.
I got some really bad news for you, Homer.
We are a bunch of hillbillies.
Besides, um, didn't your dad say no more rockets?
No. He said no more rockets on company property.
Do you realize how far we'd have to go to get off company property?
Yeah. We have to go to Snakeroot.
Snakeroot? That's eight miles.
It's not that far. I mean, we could walk if we have to.
Oh, walk. That's a fantastic idea.
- Let's go! Come on! - Wake the hell up, will ya, Homer?
-出发吧 -醒醒吧 霍默
I got about as much chance of winnin' that science fair
as you do winnin' a football scholarship.
I know I'm gonna be a miner.
I've known my entire life.
What the hell's so bad about minin' coal?
Nothin', Roy Lee. Coal minin's great.
不 罗伊·李 挖煤很棒
That's why your step daddy's the biggest drunk in West Virginia.
I mean, come on, guys! You know the mine'll kill ya.
想想吧 伙计们 你们清楚挖煤是一条死路
Did you ever hear the story about how O'Dell's dad died?
- Homer, will you forget it, man? - Shut up, Homer.
-霍默 别说了行吗 -住口 霍默
A piece of slate caught him right in the neck
and it cut his head clear off.
- Bitch! - Come on!
Hey, fellas. We're lookin' for U.S. 52.
Uh, just, uh, stay left at the fork.
It's about another five miles straight ahead.
You fellas see the way she was lookin' at me?
Man, you all wanna be coal miners,
you all go ahead and be coal miners.
God's honest truth, Homer,
what are the chances of a bunch of kids from Coalwood
actually winnin' the National Science Fair?
A million to one, O'Dell.
Well, why didn't you say so? Come on. Give me that.
怎么不早说 来 东西给我
We hiked eight miles for this?
Oh, it's great. What should we call it?
How 'bout a slack dump?
What about "No Man's Land"?
I mean, it's perfect.
We could build a blockhouse over there...
and, and a, and a, and a launch pad.
And we could even build a test stand!
Dear Dr. Von Braun,
our launch site, which we've named Cape Coalwood,
is nearing completion.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
Come on, baby. Let the good times roll
来吧 宝贝 享受好时光
Come on, baby. Let the good time roll
来吧 宝贝 享受好时光
Inspired by our efforts,
everyone is anxious to help by donating materials.
We've been fortunate to have the support of our classmates.
And the whole community here in Coalwood is behind us.
Hey, rocket boy. Mars is that way.
But no one has been more
encouraging to our efforts than my father.
No, the company doesn't have any cement left over for launch pads.
I just thought I'd ask.
Besides, I told you no more rockets.
Uh, you said no more rockets on company property.
And Olga doesn't own Snakeroot.
So, you walk eight miles?
Well, tell me something, Homer.
Uh, what exactly is this Wernher von Braun
and the rest of those Germans accomplishin' anyway?
'Cause if you ask me, it's nothin' but a stunt.
You think, you think
catchin' up to the Russians in space is a stunt?
When the novelty wears off, they're all gonna be sent packin'.
Maybe then they'll have to
- find themselves a real job. - Like minin' coal?
The coal we mine makes steel, Homer.
And if steel fails, this country fails.
If you had half a damn brain in your head, you'd know that.
Well, who's down there now?
Hold on just a second. Hey, listen here.
I had an engineer estimate a new walkway.
They had some cement left over,
so it got caught in the rain, it's probably ruined.
But if you wanna haul it out, it's all yours.
I'll be down there in a minute.
And Miss Riley wanted to make sure you document your results.
You will be graded when she returns.
You have one hour.
Potassium chlorate has a potassium atom.
If we mix it with sugar and add heat,
we'll get three parts oxygen, two parts carbon dioxide,
along with some other by-products.
In other words, lots of good expanding gases.
It should make an excellent propellant.
It smells like candy. Ooh!
All right, quick. Get rid of it.
Mr. Bolden, have you seen Mr. Bykovsky around?
He's not in the shop anymore.
Your dad sent him down to the mine.
He's takin' it out on you because you helped me.
That's enough of that. Your father is a fair man.
If he's strict, it's because he has to be.
Besides, he did me a big favor, transferring me from the machine shop.
What are you talkin' about?
I can make twice as much money down there working the high coal.
I've got relatives in Europe
who've had hard time recovering from the war.
They depend on me for whatever I can provide.
So, believe me, I can use the extra money.
I'm just sorry I won't be able to weld any more rockets for you.
That's for good luck.
May-Maybe you could teach me how to weld.
- Welding is very difficult, Homer. - I could learn.
You don't give up, do you?
- Come on, son. - Hi, Mr. Bolden.
-来吧 儿子 -你好 伯登先生
Hey, Homer. I heard you tellin' Ike
you were gonna be shootin' off another rocket up here today.
I, I thought that might be somethin'we'd like to see.
Mr. Bolden, are you okay?
I'm sorry about that, sir.
Oh, that's all right. That's all right.
Homer, I flew with the Red Tails in World War II.
And seein' that rocket come at me
it almost took me back there.
Hey, let me have a look at that thing.
That's a good job on the weld, Homer,
but the heat from the exhaust melted the washer.
It's referred to as a nozzle... uh, sir.
Son, you can call it whatever you wanna call it,
but you're gonna have to have a better steel that can take the heat.
Now I'd say S.A.E. 10-20 bar stock ought to do you fine.
- And I can order it for you. - Well, that'd be great, Mr. Bolden.
-我可以帮你们订货 -那太好了 伯登先生
But it's kind of expensive.
Twelve miles of scrap iron, and all we gotta do is pop it loose.
Yeah. Now what are we gonna tell
the railroad when they catch us pryin' up the track?
See, the county's covered with abandoned spur lines.
A mine shuts down, the track just rusts over.
This is worth eight twenty?
- Go, go! - This thing weighs a ton all by itself!
-拉 拉 -这一大块估计就有一吨了吧
O'Dell, you're sayin' this thing is worth a buck 65?
I-It's abandoned. Uh, look at the rust.
Caretta number two shut down in '51.
Get it up! Get it up! Just get it up!
搬回去 搬回去 快搬
Forget it! Forget it! Just stop the train!
Stop! Stop! The track's out!
停下 停下 铁轨断了
Stop! Stop! Stop it!
When you said good-bye
My tears fell like rain
S.A.E. 10-20 bar stock.
Then go 30 degrees crucial. When the fuel combusts,
i-it creates a controlled explosion.
The nozzle directs a, a, a river of hot gas...
tha-that can reach th-the speed of sound
when it hits the mouth of the nozzle!
- Hey, Quentin. - Sorry.
It's called a tapered bore.
A tapered bore. Now he's takin' off just a little bit at a time.
My tears fell like rain
Good deed, good deed.
You're the one to blame
I'm concerned that the mass of the added propellant
compared to the mass of the empty rocket will be too little.
Uh, he's afraid it'll be too heavy.
Why don't we just make it longer?
Longer would allow increased volume for the propellant
without much additional mass.
Well, you made me cry
When you said good-bye
My tears fell like rain
You're the one to blame
My tears fell like rain
You're the one to blame
My guess is, is we're gettin'
air pockets in the body of the propellant.
When the fire hits 'em, they act like little combustion chambers.
I think we're gonna need a liquid binder of some sort.
- What about gasoline? - That's a good idea.
"Four unidentifiable high school students
lost their lives earlier this mornin' when their toy rocket exploded."
Alcohol. I mean, alcohol's stable.
And it'll evaporate quickly.
Yeah, but it'd have to be 100% undiluted.
None of that watered-down stuff they sell at the company store.
I have no idea where we could find that.
Listen. I know these fellas, so let me do all the talkin'.
I'm not gonna say a word.
Now they often call me Speedo
Is that rocket fuel or what?
Now they often call me Speedo
But my real name is Mr. Earl
Well, now some may call me Joe
Some may call me Moe
Just remember Speedo He don't ever take it slow
Well, now they often call me Speedo
'Cause I don't believe in wastin'time
- Great. - How'd they find out about it?
You know, we poop out this time,
the whole county's gonna be laughin' at us.
- Who cares what any of them think? - Easy for you to say, Quentin.
-他们爱咋想咋想 -你说的容易 昆汀
- You're used to people makin' fun of you. - All right now.
Quentin's right, y'all.
Homer, you don't have to prove anything to anybody.
Now go launch yourself a rocket.
- Come on, boy. - Homer!
-快开始吧 伙计 -霍默
- Is that thing really gonna fly? - Well, it, uh...
That thing had better fly,
or you can kiss your chances of losin' your virginity good-bye.
Hey, couldn't you guys find somethin' better to do?
Hey, listen. There's no practice on Saturdays.
You little sisters are the only entertainment in town.
Yeah, we were gonna drive over to War, but then we thought,
hey, let's go see Homer blow himself up.
That's real funny, Jim.
Hey, Homer. Come on. We don't got all day.
霍默 赶紧的 时间宝贵
- Shut up, Jim. - Homer, everything ready?
-闭嘴 吉姆 -霍默 都准备好了吗
- Wait, wait. - What? What do you mean, wait?
Where are you goin'?
All right. It won't fly unless somebody pulls the string.
- Homer, that was unbelievable! - Let's go, Dorothy.
-霍默 简直难以置信 -走吧 桃乐茜
I'll tell you what's unbelievable...
the captain of the football team bein' jealous of you.
What you think about gettin' in that science fair now?
I think we got a chance.
Well, bless her heart.
Aunt Joanne hasn't seen you in about a year and a half.
- You look like a sausage. - He does not.
Happy birthday, Homer.
It'll stretch some when you wear it.
- You be sure and send her a nice thank you note now. - All right.
Oh, happy birthday, Homer.
And I got this in the mail.
Must be a present from Grandma.
Oh, it's an autographed picture.
Of Grandma? Rather get socks.
Wernher Von Braun.
Well, wonder how he knew it was your birthday.
I don't reckon he did.
"Dear Homer, congratulations on your rocket building.
Continue your education and maybe one day...
Boy, you better take an interest in your own damn town.
Instead of wastin'your time,
worryin'about Wernher von Braun and, uh, uh, Cape Canaveral.
John, it's his birthday.
All right, Homer. Uh...
Homer, there's strike talk startin' up again.
- Your father's... - Yeah, he's got a lot on his mind.
-你爸他 -我知道 他日夜操劳
Yeah, well, I don't give a damn.
"Principles of Guided Missile Design."
I had Miss Waters order it for you a while back, and it just came.
I know the math is too advanced for you. It is for me too.
There's calculus, differential equations...
No, I'll learn the math.
This is great, Miss Riley. I'll learn everything.
太棒了 莱利老师 我会好好学
It's the best present that anyone's ever given me.
Thank you. I'm gonna show the guys.
- Well, Quentin will probably go cra... - Goodness gracious, Hickam.
-昆汀看到会发疯 -天哪 希卡姆
- Watch where you're goin'. - Just...
- Where'd you get this? - I gave it to him.
Miss Riley, our job is to
give these kids an education, not false hopes.
Do you want me to sit quiet,
let 'em breathe in coal dust the rest of their life?
Miss Riley, once in a while,
a lucky one will get out on a football scholarship.
The rest of'em work in the mines.
How about I believe in the unlucky ones, hmm?
I have to, Mr. Turner, or I'd go out of my mind.
我一直相信 特纳先生 不然我会疯掉
It's good, it's good. Hey, Homer.
很好 很好 霍默
Happy birthday, son.
Got some good news for you, Homer.
Say hello to Fred Smith
from the University of West Virginia.
- Hello, Homer. - Hi, sir.
-你好 霍默 -你好 先生
Mr. Smith wants Jim to play football there.
He's offerin' him a full scholarship.
Well, congratulations, Jim.
Do you play ball, son?
No, Homer shoots off rockets. Whoosh and all that st...
不 霍默是搞火箭的 那种咻一声上天的
Well, rockets are not exactly my field, son,
but maybe if you work hard, you'll go to college too.
- Yeah, on a science fiction scholarship, maybe. - Jim.
Dear Dr. Von Braun,
thank you for the autographed picture.
It will only further inspire me to keep working toward
our all-important goal of entering that science fair this spring.
We're shootin' off a rocket today.
I th-thought you'd like to come see it.
I gotta catch up on some work.
Ho-How come, how come you never have work when Jim plays football?
You never miss a game.
What time are you gonna do it?
Uh, I can't promise you...
Somebody pulled a pillar too close.
Well, thank God for that. Yeah, right now.
Ten! Nine, eight, seven,
十 九 八 七
You got it? Can you see?
- Uh, no. - Yes. See it?
-没呢 -在那儿呢 看见没
- Yeah, I see it. - What's the time?
- Looks like 12 seconds. - Which one of you fellas is Homer Hickam?
I'm Basil Thorpe with the Bluefield Telegraph.
Can I ask you a few questions?
"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
"These boys who use their brains, not brawn,
who play not football, but with Apollo's fire."
- Hi, Dorothy. - Would you please sign my newspaper?
-嗨 桃乐茜 -能帮我在报纸上签个名吗
I just know you're gonna be really famous someday.
Which one of you fellas is Homer Hickam?
Excuse me. Excuse me.
- Which cost the taxpayers... - What in the world is goin' on?
Miss Riley, this does not concern you.
You have these boys in handcuffs.
You have these boys in handcuffs in a high school, Mr. Turner.
You probably heard about the forest fire last week over by Welch.
- A lot of timber went up. - Mr. Turner,
you take these handcuffs off these boys.
They found a rocket on the side of the road.
We knew it started the fire, ma'am.
What we didn't know is where it came from,
Mr. Hickam, can you account for all your rockets?
No, sir. I can't.
不 先生 我不能
If you weren't a minor, you'd be in the state penitentiary.
- I know, Dad. I... - Homer, I've been confused by you,
-我知道 爸 -霍默 我以前不了解你
I've been mad as hell at you.
But, boy, it's the first time in your life I've been ashamed of you.
You couldn't stop, man. You couldn't!
Get in the car, Homer!
Homer, get in the car.
Idiot! I ought to goddamn kill ya.
We ain't at the mine now. Hickham This ain't your business.
现在可不在矿上 希卡姆 这不关你事
You get in the car with Homer, son.
You listen to me, you drunken son of a bitch.
If that boy's father was alive, he'd kick your ass.
So I'm gonna have to do it for him.
If I see him with a bruise, you get a scar.
If I see him with a limp, you get crutches!
You hear me? Do you hear me?
You know, I'm reportin' you to the union!
Screw you and your damn union.
Your father was one of the best men I ever had workin' for me.
I was lucky to know him.
Let's go have some fun for a change.
Skip a crazy beat
For I know it will beat, beat, beat
They watched us get arrested.
We're practically ex-convicts.
They'll never dance with us.
Jesus, Quentin. You don't know anything about women.
天哪 昆汀 你对女人还真是一窍不通啊
I heard she broke up with that dumb jock.
See you later, hopeless.
Many a tear has to fall
But it's all in the game
All in the wonderful game
That we know as love
Jim, look who's here.
Yeah, ain't it past your bedtime?
Your hearts can rise above
Once in a while he will call
When the twilight is gone
I'm glad you didn't go to jail.
You come into my heart
And here in my heart you will stay
It sure was exciting watching your rockets go up.
Is to linger with you
At the end of the day
You ever see that movie, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man?
Homer! Down here! Homer!
霍默 下这儿来 霍默
- Homer! Homer! - What is it?
-霍默 霍默 -怎么了
Your father always has to be the big hero.
I swear to God, if he gets killed, I won't shed a tear.
- It's Ike Bykovsky. - Bykovsky.
It's John Hickam!
- Dad, Dad! - The cable snapped.
-爸 爸 -电缆断了
May have fractured his skull!
- Get out of the way. - Move back, folks! Let us through here!
-别挡路 -大家快让开 让我们过去
Tell you what, Homer.
A dozen men would've died today if it hadn't been for your dad.
Thank you, doctor.
The, uh, doctor says,
there's a chance your dad could lose his eye.
He has to go to the hospital in Charleston,
and Olga won't pay for all of it.
I'm gonna go down to the mine and ask Jake Mosby to sign me on.
You can't do that, Jim. You've got school.
不行 吉姆 你得上大学
Olga owns this house, Mom, and half the furniture in it.
If you drop out, you'll lose your scholarship.
Homer, I'm the oldest.
- It's my responsibility. - I'll work in the mine.
- Here you are, Mr. Turner. - Thank you, Miss Wade.
-给你 特纳先生 -谢谢 韦德小姐
Mining coal is an honorable trade, Mr. Hickam.
Nothing to be ashamed of.
Miss Riley! Miss Riley!
Turn your light on, boy.
Remember when you gave me these, John?
Carbon crystals from the mine.
Yeah. Honeymoon. At Myrtle Beach.
And you said, "You always wanted diamonds.
But these are the best I can do. I wish they were real."
John, I never wanted diamonds.
This whole year has been pretty rough going down at the mine.
and a lot of strike talk.
An accident makes things worse.
In a way, I guess,
I'm the one who's responsible for what happened to Mr. Bykovsky.
Listen to me, Homer.
Last month, I gave Ike the chance to go back to the machine shop,
and he turned it down.
Yeah, he stayed in the mine 'cause the money was better.
That was his decision.
Well, is mining coal as terrible as you figured it'd be?
Everybody says to say hi. Michael and Billy.
How about Miss Riley?
She ain't been around much.
She got some new boyfriend over in Welch.
So, uh, what's it like down there?
You get used to it after a while.
Besides, shoveling coal has got its advantages.
Man, no wonder my stepdad can slug me so good.
After a month down there, you'd be able to knock him out.
Well, I ain't in no hurry.
- See ya all later. - See ya, man.
-再联络 -再见 伙计
In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
We appreciate the sacrifice you made here, Homer.
But pretty soon, you'll be able to go back
and finish up the school year.
I'm not going back to school.
A few weeks left in the term,
Well, I think you ought to finish high school.
Well, tell him, John.
Homer's not a boy anymore.
I don't think I can tell him anything.
All I'm saying, John,
is the cutoff was not done proper according to contract.
Well, the company did what it had to do.
Well, you know the union won't put up with it.
Just give it a rest, Jake.
It's my first day back.
Hey, Lenny, how's he doing?
He's a chip off the old block, John.
- It's good to have you back. - Thank you.
Hi. I'm headed toward the face. You wanna come along?
Even though I don't have that piece of paper...
the thing from college... they listen to me.
'Cause you know more than they do.
You bet your life I do. Homer.
I know the mine like I know a man.
Heck, I can take one look around here...
Yeah, I'm not afraid of a little coal dust.
Hell, Homer, I was born for this.
该死的 霍默 我就是为这而生的
I guess it shouldn't surprise me that you were too.
Let's go watch 'em shoot some coal.
Elsie, hold dinner for a while, will you?
艾希 晚饭待会儿再做 行吗
I have to make a call.
Homer, I was in the store today, and I heard some talk.
Boy, it's sure hard to keep a secret in this town, isn't it?
But I guess I did a pretty good job.
You know, there's a rumor going around
that I been sneaking off to Welch to see some beau.
I wish that rumor'd been true. Yeah.
They told me Hodgkin's can go into remission,
so I might have some time.
Is there anything I can do, Miss Riley?
You can accept my apology.
My life's work is teaching.
And I believed that if you boys won that science fair,
went off and did something great with your lives,
somehow my life would have counted for something.
Sometimes you really can't listen to what anybody else says.
You just gotta listen inside.
You're not supposed to end up in those mines.
You know why? 'Cause I think you made other plans.
I want you to know something.
I'm proud of you. I am.
Whatever you choose.
Excuse me, ma'am, is Quentin home?
Homer, y-you figured this equation out by yourself?
Well, if I did the math right. It proves that you can't...
I-It proves we didn't start that fire!
Quentin, what're you doin'?
Now, the Auk XIII was the only one that we couldn't find that day.
And our best guess for fall time with the Auk XII,
which is exactly identical, was about 14 seconds.
If you help me with the trig part, Quentin,
we should be able to make a good guess where that rocket landed.
Six thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight feet.
One point two miles.
Are you gonna tell Roy Lee and O'Dell where I live?
It wouldn't matter if you lived in the governor's mansion,
they'd still think you're weird.
I'll see you at dawn.
Don't you have to go to the mine?
I don't work there anymore.
One hundred and twenty-six.
That's 6,300 feet.
It's gotta be around here somewhere.
What'd we do wrong?
I don't know. I-I'll check the math again.
Was there a wind that day?
'Cause if there was,
the wind probably came from the west,
which means that it would've pushed the rocket,
Mr. Hayes, where you off to in such a hurry?
Okay, everybody, back in your seats.
好了 各位 回到座位上去
Miss Stanton, Miss Blue,
let's go, back in your seats. Mr. Hancock.
That goes for you too, Mr. Wilson.
Miss Riley, what's going on in here?
They didn't start that fire, Mr. Turner.
In the first place, you are not a member of this classroom.
Neither are you, Mr. Turner.
Why don't you let the boy defend himself?
And in the second place, this rocket proves nothing.
You've already admitted having lost a number of your rockets.
You cannot prove conclusively
- that another one of them didn't start that fire. - Yes, I can.
-不是另一枚火箭引发了火灾 -不 我能
Are we to conclude, Mr. Hickam, that since leaving school,
you've not only become an expert in rocket science,
but in the field of trigonometry?
- I didn't say that I was a rock... - Obviously, you learned more...
in the coal mines than you did in high school.
Let the boy talk. Go ahead, Homer.
让这孩子说完 继续 霍默
Now, that fire was near Welch,
just under three miles from our launch pad.
And at the time of the fire,
the best that we could do was 1.2 miles,
which is exactly where we found that rocket, Mr. Turner.
See, Mr. Turner, that rocket fell for about 14 seconds,
which means, that it flew to an altitude of 3,000 feet,
according to the equation,
S=?AT2 "S" Equals one-half "A" "T" Squared...
where "S" is the altitude, "A" is the gravity constant or 32,
其中S为高度 A为重力常数 或代值为32
and "T" is the time it took for that rocket to come back down.
- Velocity equals acceleration times time. - Get him, Homer, get him.
-速度等于加速度乘时间 -霍默 让他瞧瞧
Are you following this, Mr. Turner?
All right, we're all duly impressed.
But do you mind telling me,
if you did not start that fire, who did?
Whatever it is, I-It's ingenious. The fins are spring-loaded.
不论这是啥 都太牛逼了 尾翼还装载了弹簧
That isn't a rocket at all.
It's an aeronautical flare.
There's an airport here in Welch.
It's right above where the fire started.
Mr. Hickam, report to my office as soon as we return to school.
You do intend to enter the county science fair, do you not?
Well, if you intend to represent Big Creek,
you're gonna have to be enrolled as a student at Big Creek.
Do you think you can draw well enough so Mr. Bolden could build it?
- Hi, Dad. - What's this stuff doin' here?
Mr. Hickam, we didn't start the fire.
The troopers gave it back to us.
- Yeah, it wasn't even one of our rockets. - It was an aeronautical flare.
Y'all go on home now.
- This the reason you skipped work today? - Yes, sir.
I thought you put all this nonsense behind you, Homer.
I thought you weren't gonna be doin' it...
Dad, it isn't nonsense.
I-I don't wanna argue with you.
I can't even begin to tell you
how proud of you I've been these past weeks.
I mean, you've just been doin' a hell of a job in that mine.
You keep goin', you're gonna have my job someday.
Everybody says so.
You got any idea how proud that would make me?
I guess what I'm sayin' is,
is that if this rocket stuff is so important to you,
then so be it, as long as you're careful.
Guess there's worse hobbies you could have.
But skippin'work, that's out of line.
And you gotta know that.
So let's go and get you right with Jake.
Tell him you'll work the hoot owl shift tonight.
The coal mine's your life. It's not mine.
I'm never going down there again.
I wanna go into space.
Homer Hickam, Roy Lee Cook,
and Sherman O'Dell of Big Creek High,
for their ingenious display of amateur rocket-building techniques.
I can't believe we beat the kid with the robot dog.
And I thought the see-through ear was gonna win.
I got Miss Wade workin' on your travel arrangements,
so you boys are gonna have to decide who's goin' to Indianapolis.
- We're all goin'. - Yeah.
Son, I wish you could,
but we can't afford to send all four of you.
Only one. Let me know what you decide.
I'm gonna have to know by Friday.
You boys did a fine job today.
I need to borrow a suitcase,
and I'm gonna need you guys' addresses
- because I'm gonna write some postcards. - Oh, you shut up, Roy Lee.
-我会给你们寄明信片的 -闭嘴 罗伊·李
Come on, you dope. You know, you're goin', Homer.
不闹了 当然是你去 霍默
Say hello to the outside world for us.
- Do we know what we want? - Yeah!
- Are we gettin' it? - No!
All right! All in favor of goin' out on strike, say "Aye"!
All right, let's go!
All right, shut 'em down! Let's go!
好了 弄垮他们 出发
Strike! Strike! Strike!
罢工 罢工 罢工
Well, they sure are gettin' themselves worked up.
Everybody's sayin' this one's gonna be a long one.
And it will, if I have anything to say about it.
Ungrateful sons of bitches.
Mom, have you seen the big green suitcase?
Did you look in the attic?
- Yes, ma'am. - Well, I don't know.
John, you know where the suitcase is?
How the hell should I know where the suitcase is?
I don't know, sug.
- John! - Y'all stay inside!
I'm gonna kill that son of a bitch!
Oh, don't be a damn fool.
All right, well, what are we gonna do?
Drunken bastard couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
- He tried to kill you, Dad. - Yeah, Dad, you can't just stand...
-他刚才分明想杀你 爸 -是啊 爸 你不能
Hey, hey, don't trouble yourself, Homer.
You got more important things to worry about.
Just go look for your suitcase.
Forget about it, Homer.
Listen, I'm sorry about what's goin' on around here,
but it isn't my fault!
- What do you want from me anyway? - Better watch yourself, Homer!
-你到底要我怎样 -说话注意点 霍默
If I win at Indianapolis,
maybe I can go to college,
maybe even get a job at Cape Canaveral!
There's nothing here for me! The town is dyin'!
The mine is dyin'! Everybody knows it here but you!
You wanna get out of here so bad, then go! Go!
Yeah, I'll go! Yeah, I'll go!
- Go, go! - I'll go!
-滚 滚 -我现在就走
And I'll be gone forever! I won't even look back!
Welcome to Indianapolis!
Visitors to the fair will include prominent members
of every branch of the national scientific community.
The fair will be open to the public over the next two days.
The following day, the judges will arrive to select the winners.
By timing the rocket's descent,
we would be able to figure out just how high the rocket flew.
Would you like to see? This is a Delaval nozzle.
Do any of y'all know what a Delaval noz...
- Two, please. - The judges always go for the most expensive exhibits.
That guy with the biosphere's gonna win.
I don't think so. My money's on the kid with the rocket display.
Have you seen it yet? It's really cool.
Mr. Owens, to the security office.
Mr. Owens, to the security office, please.
It's not like we got a hell of a lot of time, Roy Lee.
The judging is tomorrow.
There's nothin' we can do without Mr. Bolden.
And he can't get anywhere near the machine shop.
They even took my picture of Dr. Von Braun.
They stole everything.
Leon, what are you doing back here?
You know you shouldn't be seen back here.
I know, Elsie, but Homer's in trouble.
我知道 艾希 但霍默有麻烦了
Elsie, I don't have the power to settle this strike.
The bosses listen to you. They'll do what you tell 'em.
I am not gonna crawl on my belly
in front of those miserable union rats.
Is that what this is about, John? Is this about your pride?
就因为这 约翰 就因为你那该死的自尊吗
No, it's about what's best for Coalwood.
If this mine doesn't produce, then the town dies.
Think the union gives a good damn about that?
They're nothin' but a bunch of greedy sons of bitches that...
Shut up, John. Just shut up.
住口 约翰 别说了
Homer once said you love the mine more than your own family.
And I took up for you 'cause I didn't wanna believe it.
Homer has gotten a lot of help from the people in this town.
They've helped him build his rockets,
they've gone out there and watched him fly 'em.
But not you, John. You never showed up. Not even once.
但你却从没去过 约翰 一次也没
Now, I'm not asking you to believe in him,
but he's your son, for God's sake, John.
但至少他是你儿子啊 天哪 约翰
And I am askin' you to help him.
If you don't, I'll leave you.
I'll find work. I'll do whatever it takes to get away from here.
I'll live in a tree to get away from you.
Don't you think I won't.
Where would you go?
I guess we all know this isn't gonna fix things,
uh, at least not for long.
We know you did what you could for us.
Don't you have some work to do?
It's packed and shipped and on its way.
Be at the bus station, 8:00 A.M.
- Okay, Mom, but how'd you... - Your father, Homer.
-好的 妈 不过你怎么 -你爸帮的忙 霍默
- It was your father. - Give 'em hell, Homer!
-是你爸帮的忙 -给他们点颜色瞧瞧 霍默
- Good luck, sweetie. - Bye.
-祝你好运 亲爱的 -再见
When the rocket propellant burns, it produces a river of gas,
which flows through the convergent section of the nozzle.
If the river continues through the nozzle,
but through the throat at less than sonic speed,
that is to say, less than the speed of sound,
it becomes compact in the... compacted in the divergent section,
bound in turmoil and inefficient.
Lyle Wells and Jean Cooper,
Schrader High School, McMinnville, Oregon.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, the big moment.
The Highest Scholastic Achievement Award for Science.
The National Science Fair first prize gold medal goes to
Homer Hickam, Quentin Wilson,
Roy Lee Cook and Sherman O'Dell,
Big Creek High School, McDowell County, West Virginia.
Tom Webster of Virginia State College.
I wanna talk to you about a scholarship.
Jack Palmer, Virginia Tech.
We got the best science program in the state, buddy, okay?
Congratulations, son. Good luck to you.
恭喜你 孩子 祝你好运
- What did he say to you? - What did who say?
Von Braun. That was Wernher Von Braun.
You just shook his hand.
- Oh, Homer, I'm so proud of you. - Thanks, Mom.
-霍默 我真为你感到自豪 -谢谢 妈妈
He's not here, hon.
Where's Miss Riley?
Hello, Miss Riley.
I knew you would.
The Rocket Boys are goin' to college.
We all got scholarships.
And you know what? From now on, every school year,
I'm gonna brag to all my new students about
how I taught Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys.
one of them'll feel like they can do what y'all did.
You know, just, stuff like that takes time.
Will you let me out?
What are they doin, charging Olga for that. That kind of pump!
Hell, I'm going to salvage something up here.
- Hey, Dad. Hi. - Hello, Homer.
-爸 -你好 霍默
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.
A-And we're shootin' off our last rocket today at 5:00,
- so if you'd like to come see it... - I got a lot of work to do.
All right. Well, I just thought I'd ask.
Hear you met your big hero.
Didn't even know it.
Look, I know you and me don't exactly see eye to eye on certain things.
I mean, we don't see eye to eye on just about anything.
But Dad, I come to believe
that I got it in me to be somebody in this world.
A-And it's not because I'm so different from you either.
It's 'cause I'm the same.
You know, I can be just as hardheaded and just as tough.
I only hope I can be as good a man as you are.
Dr. Von Braun's a great scientist,
but he isn't my hero.
- It's our last rocket. - Yeah, let's do it.
- Wire it up for me, will ya? I gotta do something. - Yeah.
-帮我接好线行吗 我过去一下 -好
- Hi, Homer. - Hi.
-嗨 霍默 -嗨
- Congratulations on winning the science fair. - Thanks.
It's gotta be the most exciting thing that's ever happened around here.
Um, I was thinking, Homer, if, if you've got some time...
我想 霍默 你要是有空
- Excuse me, Dorothy. Hi. - Hi.
-抱歉 桃乐茜 嗨 -嗨
- Good luck. - Thanks.
Hey, everybody, can we have your attention, please?
Come on, Homer, let her fly!
快点 霍默 发射火箭吧
We're gonna launch the rocket in a minute,
but we'd like to say thank you first.
If it wasn't for y'all,
we'd never have gotten into any science fair.
We'd probably never have gotten past blowin' up my mom's fence.
because of your help and support.
And this is for Coalwood.
There are a few people who believed in us
even before we did.
We'd like to dedicate this rocket to them.
To Ike Bykovsky.
To Mr. Bolden, who helped us so much.
To the person who first inspired us,
our teacher, Miss Riley.
And, finally, I'd like to dedicate this rocket to my mom and to...
You know, it, uh, won't fly unless somebody pushes the button.
It's yours, if you want it.
four, three, two, one.
四 三 二 一
Look at it go, Homer. This one's gonna go for miles.
看看这火箭 霍默 这家伙得飞几英里高