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October Sky - How Is This Possible?
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.
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Knowing the people involved/growing up in Coalwood
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Cpt. T.A.S. writes:
I do agree with you on these mistakes, and I am not trying to be the jerk about it, but I believe that all those were added in for dramatic effect. I read the book, and noticed everything that was different. For instance, Homer Jr. did not have a huge problem trying to get his dad to help him in the book, but in the movie, his dad refused to help him whatsoever.
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nomad762 writes:
Just because a movie which is based on real events isn't 100% accurate doesn't mean it's a slipup. A slipup is a mistake, not an intentional decision by movie makers made for dramatic, artistic, or marketing reasons.
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freek_of_nature876 writes:
Alright, I don't mean to sound like a witch, but not everyone knows the Rocket boys, and everyone/thing involved, so, although I do appreciate that you pointed that out to us, I don't really enjoy the fact that that one point may have ruined the way we see the movie.
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Kris writes:
They went to college.
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