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Mike and his father had a great relationship. His father was supportive of his love for sports and had instilled within his son a respect for his (Mike's talent). Losing his father at the age of 13 changed his life.
Charlie's relationship with his father was somewhat different. His father was a local legend, and he lived in his father's shadow. None-the-less, he moved in with his father to play on the team, and the pressure he felt being his father's son was negated by what could often be described as an almost brotherly relationship. Mr. Billingsley is depicted differently in the book and film.