Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Timothy Williams plays a top high-schooler: Straight As, star athlete, the works. When he's arrested in a street drug bust, it becomes public knowledge that the boy has had a homosexual experience with an older man. In an instant, he is harassed by his classmates, who circulate a petition demanding his expulsion. The boy is also shunned by his aggressively macho father Tony Lo Bianco. The worst aspect of the "scandal" is the fact that the boy himself has no idea whether he's really gay or not. Made for TV, Welcome Home, Bobby raises several issues that its fair-to-middling screenplay is unable to satisfactorily handle.

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drug-bust, boy, harassment, scandal, torment, sexual-identity, high-school