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 develops.
What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget.
Bonus Features Include:
- Making of Documentary
- Rich Christiano and Gavin MacLeod Commentary
- Feature: "Houses of Jonathan Sperry"
- Interview with composer Jasper Randall
- Special message from the director Rich Christiano
"I thoroughly enjoyed The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. Gavin MacLeod is excellently cast as Jonathan Sperry. This film will make you laugh and it’ll bring tears to your eyes, and you’ll find yourself caught up in the story from beginning to end. And it’ll leave you with a clear, concise message of the Gospel. I look forward to wholeheartedly recommending it to our audience." — Clair Miller, Station Manger, WFCJ Radio, Dayton, OH
"Film maker Rich Christiano has produced one of his most compelling films in The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. Set in 1970, the film is visually beautiful. It was precious to see the many viewers streaming out of the theater who were deeply impacted by this heartwarming Gospel story. I predict that Sperry will become a favorite in the Christian community." — Doug Phillps, Founder, San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival
"I watched the movie last night and I never expected that it would touch me like it did. It was a 'God' moment. My eyes haven’t teared up like that in years. What a job you did in producing and directing and what a performance by Gavin, the young boys and everybody else. This is a life changing film and we will help you here in St. Louis." — Mike Dunn, Radio host of “Quest For Character,” St. Louis, MO
"In The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, Rich Christiano builds a heart-warming case for Christian seniors choosing to remain a heavenly influence among the children of our world. What a clear, compelling presentation of the gospel message!" — Jack Eggar, President/CEO, AWANA
"The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry is a heartwarming experience for the entire family." — Pat Boone, Actor/Singer
|Producer(s):||Rich Christiano, Chad Gundersen|
56 members reviewed: The Secrets Of Jonathan Sperry
- Franklin K
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry is a fantastic film! It is a dramatic depiction of a seventy-five-year-old man named Jonathan Sperry played by Gavin MacLeod. Rich and Dave Christiano provide a realistic representation of the year, 1970, and hit a nostalgic niche. It has an altruistic appeal and the evangelistic emphasis emerges throughout the movie in an unpretentious way, thus revealing the Christian life to those who need to experience the new birth. I enthusiastically recommend this film to everyone!
Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey, pastor of First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Spanish Fort, Alabama, teacher, mentor, writer, author of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice
- Charlotte G
An absolutely beautiful movie and one every family should see together. Gavin McLeod is wonderful as Jonathan Sperry and this movie teaches us all how we should live. This world desperately needs more movies like this movie. I can't wait to own this movie! I encourage everyone to get out and see this movie and purchase it so that we can encourage the few Christian movie makers to make more. If we fail to do this then we get what we deserve at the box office - the trash that is so common these days. Please go and tell your friends to go.
- Debbi S
I saw Secrets of Jonathan Sperry with a group of ladies from my church. While trying not to get my expectations too high, I was hoping the movie would be "good". After purchasing several "Christian" DVDs, recently, I realized that my concept of "Christian" and the movie world's definition of "Christian" don't even compare. And then to think that nothing could compare to Sherwood Pictures' productions, lowered my expectations to just hoping the movie would be worth the money I paid to see it.
What a wonderful surprise. I was absorbed in the movie from the first to the final scene. It really WAS a Christian movie. A REAL Christian movie. The message, the script, the casting, the acting....everything was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for releasing this movie. I am going with another group to see it again tomorrow night.
I know several who will not go to a theater, and I am so looking forward to purchasing the DVD for them (and for me) the very moment it is released.
- Becky G
A wonderful movie, the an awesome story for all of us!
We took our 11 1/2 year old daughter and 6 year old grandson with us and they really liked it!
- Vikki C
GREAT MOVIE!! We saw it the first week it came out and have been waiting impatiently for the DVD. It's not fair that we have been waiting for this DVD and "Blind Side" is already set to come out. We took our 6 and 9 year olds to see "TSLoJS" and they loved it. That's why I want it on DVD. A MUST SEE.