For no reason except that it bothers me, I would like to point out some things that are not true.
First of all, they show Roy Lee's step-father beating him up. At the time Roy Lee aquired a step-father, Roy was married and had a child of his own.
Second of all, "John" Hickam is really Homer Hickam. "Homer" in the movie is really Homer, but went as Sonny.
"John" Hickam made over $10,000 per year. They didn't need a scholarship to send either of their boys to college.
Not all of the Rockey Boys got scholarships and went to college.
Okay, I had to get that out of my system.