• The Boys in the Boat film compressed the story's timeline to focus on the events leading up to the 1936 Olympics, cutting out three years of the University of Washington team's journey.
  • The film left out a significant moment in Joe Rantz's life, where he was abandoned by his father and stepmother at a young age.
  • The Berkeley coach did not donate money to the rowing team as depicted in the film but instead offered his support for their Olympic journey.