The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry is a 2009 Christian film, released to theaters on September 18, 2009. It was directed by Rich Christiano, and the majority of the film was filmed in Holley, New York, beginning August 18, 2007. Its world premier was at the Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival. Gavin MacLeod is the main actor of the film, who also starred in The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez) and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are 12-year-old friends looking forward to Summer fun in 1970. Dustin likes a girl named Tanya (Bailey Garno), and so he wants to ask her on a date, but he is nervous because he has never asked anyone out before. Dustin's main obstacle is the town bully, Nick (Taylor Boggan), who also likes Tanya. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, the two become friends. Mr. Sperry then begins a Bible study with Dustin and his friends that will become an influence and inspiration to them that they will never forget.
The soundtrack, composed by Jasper Randall, won Best Original Score in the 2009 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.