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Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 February 1986 (USA)
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Bobby
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Cleary
Anthony Candell ...
Donny Cavalero
Nan Woods ...
Beth
Stephen James ...
Mark Reed
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Geffin
Gisela Caldwell ...
Rose Cavalero
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John Hammill
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Ann Marie (as Moira Harris)
Don James
Erik Leeper
Mary Ann Thebus
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When a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession, the ensuing investigation reveals that he has had sexual contact with an older man. Discovering his sexual encounter, other students start shunning him and call for his expulsion from school. His father as his conservative blue-collar dad also rejects him, while his mother does try to offer support. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Good film on teen sexual identity
5 May 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a great deal. It raises points about American culture as relates to sexual identity in ways seldom handled. I saw the film as a fairly accurate portrayal of reality of being a possible-gay teenager (something about which I know first-hand).

Possibly the best scene in the film is when Bobby comes to family dinner dressed in drag. Not because he likes drag, but because that is what seems to be expected. He gives his father a bit of justified hell.


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