Prayers for Bobby (2009)

TV Movie   |  TV-14   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance

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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.



  • Ryan Kelley in Prayers for Bobby (2009)
  • Ryan Kelley and Rebecca Louise Miller in Prayers for Bobby (2009)
  • Sigourney Weaver in Prayers for Bobby (2009)
  • Ryan Kelley in Prayers for Bobby (2009)
  • Ryan Kelley in Prayers for Bobby (2009)
  • Ryan Kelley in Prayers for Bobby (2009)

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The real Mary Griffth appears on the left in the gay parade wearing a blue PFLAG shirt, next to the boy which Sigourney Weaver hugs.


Psychiatrist: A lot of times, confusions like Bobby's can be caused by a distant father or an overbearing mother.
Robert Griffith: Well, I had both and I am fine.


The seduction scene from Spartacus (with Tony Curtis and Laurence Olivier) playing on the television was not in the original release of the film in 1960. Even if it were, the version playing on television in 1978 would have a been a butchered, less violent, re-release of the film The seduction scene was not put into the film until its restoration in 1991 by Robert A. Harris. On top of that, the audio tracks were missing or destroyed. So, Tony Curtis re-recorded his lines. Since Laurence Olivier was now deceased, Anthony Hopkins re-recorded his. Although the scene fits contextually (it's an analogy about having a "taste for snails over oysters"), it's inclusion is inaccurate.


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Biography | Drama | Romance

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