Prayers for Bobby

2009 television film directed by Russell Mulcahy / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Prayers for Bobby is a televised drama film that premiered on the Lifetime network on January 24, 2009. The film is based on the book of the same name by Leroy F. Aarons, which is itself based on the true story of the life and legacy of Bobby Griffith, a gay young man who killed himself in 1983 due to his mother's homophobia. Ryan Kelley stars as Bobby Griffith and Sigourney Weaver portrays his mother Mary.

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Prayers for Bobby
Film poster
Based onPrayers for Bobby
by Leroy F. Aarons
Written byKatie Ford (teleplay)
Directed byRussell Mulcahy
Theme music composerChristopher Ward
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Chris Taaffe
  • Daniel Sladek
  • David Permut
  • Stanley M. Brooks
ProducerDamian Ganczewski
CinematographyThom Best
EditorVictor Du Bois
Running time89 minutes
Original release
NetworkLifetime Television
  • January 24, 2009 (2009-01-24)

The film was watched by more than 6 million viewers during its two-day initial run. It received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Weaver, who was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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