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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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Allen Isaacson ...
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Mrs. Sharp
Bailey Garno ...
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Kristina Jewell ...
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Cameron Bloomer ...
Roy
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Larry
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Peter Doyle ...
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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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1970s | boy | christian | old man | waitress | See more »

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What he teaches you...will last forever.

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Drama

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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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$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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When Mr. Sperry challenges the boys to form a chain stretching from a tree to a $5 bill he places on a picnic table (at around 1h), shots from behind the boys show half the table in sunlight, while the reverse shots (which had to be shot on a different day) show the table completely in shadows. See more »

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Referenced in The Comfort Zone: Mother God?! (2013) See more »

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Performed by Al Casey Combo
Written by Al Casey, Brad Bauder and Bob Taylor
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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
29 May 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Here you're going to read a lot of unfair commentary on this film that is largely based on hatred of basic Christian values. That's come to be expected and that point is even made in the film. If you want to be entertained by a family friendly comedy about a kid who learns a valuable life lesson(in an unexpected way) without having to worry about the obligatory negatives of the average theatrical release then you won't be disappointed. I think you'll find as I did a great story and surprisingly professional grade acting among the young cast members and outstanding performances among the senior members. I was surprised by the quality of this film and I expect you will be too.


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