Prayers for Bobby

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    Director: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley


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    • Release Date: 10/15/2013
    • UPC: 0031398177432
    • Original Release: 2009
    • Rating: NR
    • Source: A&E Home Video
    • Runtime: 5460

    Special Features

    Closed Caption; Behind the scenes with the producers; Meet the stars; Interviews with the real-life Mary Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, and other cast members; Road to GLAAD awards; The Trevor Project PSA starring Daniel Radcliffe; PFLAG PSA starring Sigourney Weaver

    Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Sigourney Weaver Mary Griffith
    Henry Czerny Robert Griffith
    Ryan Kelley Bobby Griffith
    Dan Butler Rev. Whitsell
    Austin Nichols Ed Griffith
    Carly Schroeder Joy Griffith
    Shannon Eagen Nancy Griffith
    Scott Bailey David
    Rebecca Louise Miller Jeanette
    Lee Garlington Psychologist
    Susan Ruttan Betty Lambert
    Madge Levinson Grandmother
    Marshall McLean Actor

    Technical Credits
    Russell Mulcahy Director
    Leroy Aarons Co-producer
    Thom Best Cinematographer
    Stanley M. Brooks Executive Producer
    Victor DuBois Editor
    Katie Ford Screenwriter
    Damien Ganczewski Producer
    Mary Griffith Co-producer
    Janine Israel Costumes/Costume Designer
    Shana Landsburg Casting
    Michael J. Lloyd Musical Direction/Supervision
    Steve Longi Co-producer
    Silvio Muraglia Co-producer
    David Permut Executive Producer
    Daniel Jakub Sladek Executive Producer
    David Steinberg Co-producer
    Garreth Stover Production Designer
    Chris Taafe Executive Producer
    Chris Ward Score Composer

    Scene Index

    Disc #1 -- Prayers for Bobby
    1. Introduction [5:26]
    2. I'm Not Like You [14:24]
    3. Trying to Heal [9:03]
    4. Resistance [8:53]
    5. Overwhelmed [11:19]
    6. Condemned [8:43]
    7. Seeking Answers [9:19]
    8. New Interpretations [11:30]
    9. Before You Echo Amen [9:28]
    10. Credits [1:03]

    A conservative Presbyterian mother reaches out to the gay community for support after driving her homosexual son to suicide in this made-for-television movie adapted from Leroy Aaron's 1995 novel. Bobby Griffith (Ryan Kelley) hails from a devoutly Christian family. Lately Bobby's been questioning his own sexuality, and upon confiding this information to his older brother, the news quickly circulates to their parents and other siblings. While Bobby's father and siblings resolve to stand by him despite their opposition to his startling revelation, his mother Mary (Sigourney Weaver) believes that her son is committing a sin, and encourages him to change his ways with the help of the church. Despondent over his experiences in the church, Bobby decides that his best option is to move out of the family home, all the while hoping that his mother will find a means of accepting him for who he is. But Mary is staunch in her position, and when Bobby realizes he'll never live up to his mother's expectations he takes his own life. Devastated, Mary seeks consolation from her pastor but fails to find the answers she's looking for. In time, Mary begins a dialogue with the gay community, and discovers that sometimes support can come from the places we least expect.

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