Hope Ranch

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"Even the most troubled teen can get a second chance at a place called Hope Ranch."
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.2  (203)

Hope Ranch is a 2002 family drama film directed by Rex Piano and starring Bruce Boxleitner, Lorenzo Lamas, Barry Corbin, and Lorenzo Lamas. The movie centers around the life of a single father named Jim Sanders, played by Bruce Boxleitner who is struggling to raise his two teenage daughters following the death of his wife. The story starts with Jim Sanders, a rodeo star, and his two daughters, Heidi and Laura, who decides to visit their long-lost grandfather, Larry, after a tragedy in the family. They arrive at Hope Ranch, a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Hope Ranch was Sanford's dream, Jim's father-in-law, but it was never completed. Jim now takes on the responsibilities of running the ranch and takes up where his father-in-law left off. The ranch is in disrepair, and Jim must quickly learn the ropes of running a ranch to keep it from foreclosure. Along the way, he receives help from his grandfather, Larry, played by Lorenzo Lamas, a cowboy at heart.

The movie shows the struggles of Jim as a single father trying to balance work, raising his two teenage daughters and running the ranch, which needs a considerable amount of repairs. The Sanders sisters, Heidi and Laura, have their own set of troubles as they adjust to their new surroundings in the rural countryside. Heidi wants to pursue her dreams of becoming a champion barrel racer while Laura is wise beyond her years and tries to be the glue that holds the family together.

The family's struggles are complicated by the arrival of a group of bikers, called the Road Dogs, who claim to own the ranch. The Road Dogs, led by Mephisto, played by Barry Corbin, try to bully Jim into selling the ranch, but Jim is determined to keep the land that his wife's father dreamed of so long ago.

Hope Ranch is a touching tale of a family, the Sanders, who face hardships and come together to keep a family legacy alive. The film portrays with touching themes of hope, love, and the reconciliation of the family that was once estranged. It is a story of how putting differences aside and coming together can overcome adversity.

The film is set against the backdrop of the rural plains of America and the beauty of the American West. The serene background gives hope to the audience that much-needed healing is within reach. The stunning cinematography and breathtaking scenery serve as an excellent complement to the heartwarming story.

Bruce Boxleitner, best known for his role in 'Babylon 5,' gives an excellent performance as Jim Sanders, the single father carrying the weight of the family. You can see the pain and determination on his face and the love and support he provides for his daughters. Lorenzo Lamas gives an excellent performance as Larry, the patriarch of the family. His raw emotions, wisdom, and love for his daughter and grandchildren are evident in every scene he is in. Barry Corbin delivers a fantastic villain as Mephisto, the biker gang leader, who adds tension to the proceedings with his evil intentions.

In conclusion, Hope Ranch is a must-watch movie, especially if you enjoy heartwarming family dramas. It is an uplifting and inspiring story that reminds us of the importance of family and our legacy. It is a tale that leaves the audience with a lasting message that hope is still alive and the healing process can always begin, even in the most unlikely of places.

Hope Ranch is a 2001 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (203)