The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

Theatrical Release: September 18, 2009
DVD Release: November 2, 2009
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry


Best buddies Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez), and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five year old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship developes.What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget!

Dove Review

This story is set in 1970, a time before cell phones, computers and cable. We meet three friends who are pre-teens, a time when life can be difficult. The complications of young love and decisions about relationships are confusing and are illustrated in this film. This story portrays how one man mentors these young boys’ lives though Bible study and faith.

We all need a little help, whether it is with relationships or our own faith, and the answer can be found in the Bible, a place where everyone needs to spend more time and sometimes we need to just stop and pray for the answers. Mr. Jonathan Sperry is a wonderful man who will encourage and influence many to search for answers for their lives in the Bible and in prayer.

“The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” is awarded the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Bullying.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Loss of loved ones.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Rich Christiano
Producer: Rich Christiano, Chad Gudnersen
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe