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Hope Ranch (film)

Hope Ranch is a television feature film about a reformatory farm for delinquent youths, starring Bruce Boxleitner, Lorenzo Lamas, Barry Corbin, and Gail O'Grady. Hope Ranch was the first The Discovery Channel-Animal Planet original feature film, which initially aired in 2002 and was later released on DVD in 2004. Hope Ranch was directed by Rex Piano.

Hope Ranch
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DVD cover
Genre Family
Written by C. Thomas Howell (screenplay)
Chris Howell (story)
Lynne Moses (additional writer)
Jim Snider (screenplay)
Directed by Rex Piano
Starring Bruce Boxleitner
Lorenzo Lamas
Barry Corbin
Gail O'Grady
Theme music composer Bruce Lynch
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Paul D. Goldman
Stephen P. Jarchow
Producer(s) C. Thomas Howell
Dale G. Bradley
Grant Bradley
Jim Snider
Ben Moses
Cinematography Howard Wexler
Editor(s) John Blizek
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Animal Planet
Distributor Animal Planet
Original network Animal Planet
Original release September 2, 2002


Plot summaryEdit

J.T. Hope, a former police officer and marine, owner of a ranch called "Circle Hope Ranch" decides to start a program for troubled teens on his ranch to help rehabilitate them and help them get out of the life of crime, drugs and other bad things. Hope starts the program and 3 boys are brought in to the new program. J.T. has 2 good friends who work with him on the ranch, Shorty, and Colt Webb, a former juvenile delinquent who was given a second chance with the help of J.T. Hope.



Hope Ranch was released on DVD on March 9, 2004. It is available to order at

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