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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 2009 (USA)
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An wise old Christian man imparts Biblical truths to three boys during the summer of 1970.

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In 1970 a 75-year-old man named Jonathan Sperry starts mentoring three boys - Dustin, Albert, and Mark - to follow the Lord. Written by Anonymous

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What he teaches you...will last forever.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Mehr als Limonade - Die geheimnisvollen Aufträge des Mister Sperry  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$258,400 (USA) (18 September 2009)

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$1,355,079 (USA) (7 May 2010)
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Director Rich Christiano mentioned "Before we showed this movie in theaters, we first screened it in some Christian film festivals, and the first one we ever showed this movie at was in Boston ..." (at 36:13 in 'Behind the Secrets of Jonathan Sperry'). That was The Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival in Lawerence, 29 miles north of Boston (3/16/2008-3/23/2008). Rich Christiano also refers to this screening at 25:07 in the DVD commentary, saying the film "wasn't even finished yet." See more »

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While the movie was set in 1970, the "Nip-It" pinball machine shown in the diner was not manufactured until 1973. See more »

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An unexpected gem!
29 August 2010 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

Our family watched The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry last night and each one of us thought it was an absolutely wonderful movie. We have had this film in our Netflix Watch Instantly queue ever since Netflix acquired it, but had never taken time to watch it. When we decided to watch it as a family last night, my 11-year-old son balked and said it looked like it would be "boring", but even he was brought to unexpected tears and smiles here and there throughout (as were the rest of us); and at the end he was the first to say what a great movie this was and that "we really need to buy this". The main theme that stood out to me in this film was the impact that one person could have on so many other people's lives, especially if they truly live what they profess to believe. I highly recommend this heart-felt, family-friendly, thought-provoking film.


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