Where Hope Grows

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Where Hope Grows
Where Hope Grows poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChris Dowling
Produced bySteve Bagheri
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Milan Chakraborty
Simran Singh
Written byChris Dowling
StarringDavid DeSanctis
Danica McKellar
Kerr Smith
Brooke Burns
William Zabka
Kristoffer Polaha
McKaley Miller
Music byKyle Newmaster
CinematographyAlexandre Lehmann
Edited bySoojin Chung
Godspeed Pictures
Stealth Tiger Entertainment
Attic Light Films
Distributed byRoadside Attractions
Release date
  • April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06) (DIFF)
  • May 15, 2015 (2015-05-15) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.2 million[1]

Where Hope Grows is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Chris Dowling and starring David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar, Kerr Smith, Brooke Burns, William Zabka, Kristoffer Polaha and McKaley Miller. It was released on May 15, 2015, by Roadside Attractions.


A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Calvin Campbell is a retired baseball player and a father to Katie Campbell, an independent teenager. One day when he goes shopping for alcohol at the local market he meets an employee of the market. He talks to Produce and is shocked when Produce gives him a hug.



The film was released on May 15, 2015, by Roadside Attractions.[2][3]


Where Hope Grows received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 46%, based on 13 reviews, with a rating of 4.9/10.[4] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "Where Hope Grows (2015)". Box Office Mojo. 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  2. ^ Dave McNary (2015-02-12). "'Where Hope Grows' Set for May 15 Release". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  3. ^ Mormann, Nicole (2015-03-12). "Actor With Down Syndrome Becomes One of the First to Star in English-Language Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  4. ^ "Where Hope Grows (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  5. ^ "Where Hope Grows Reviews". Metacritic. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-05-17.

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