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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- From the Hollywood Hills to the West Virginia hills, a special guest stopped by our Beckley Studio Friday from the movie, October Sky. 

That's the film based off of the real-life Rocket Boys from Coalwood.

Chris Owen played Rocket Boy "Quentin Wilson" in the film.  He's in town for the Rocket Boys festival this weekend in Beckley.

Owen still has fond memories of the 1999 film. 

"It's an incredible story.  It's incredibly inspirational, the message behind it.  That whole reaching for your dreams, it's fantastic, and it means so much more because it actually happened," says Owen.

If you'd like to meet him, he'll be at the Raleigh Playhouse Friday evening for a showing of October Sky and Q&A session.  Owen will also be out and about throughout the rest of the festival events this weekend. 

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