Up 72,046 this week

A Ripple of Hope (2008)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 58 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

It was April 4, 1968. At 6:01 p.m., across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, a gunman fired a rifle-and the leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ... See full summary »


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2423 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
a list of 672 titles
created 13 Feb 2012

Related Items

Search for "A Ripple of Hope" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Ripple of Hope (2008)

A Ripple of Hope (2008) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Ripple of Hope.
2 wins. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drink I (2014)
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

DRINK is a sci-fi cautionary tale that follows Alice and her two sons, Clint and Billy, as they flee their home in the middle of the night. They arrive at an old desert motel, and it ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Moss Wilson
Stars: Austin Highsmith, Nolan Gross, Noah Swindle
A Box for Rob (2013)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rob Spencer is a troubled man and his world begins to really unravel when a murder happens. All fingers seem to point to him. The dark secret of Rob's childhood becomes reality... But is he a killer?

Director: Renzo Vasquez
Stars: Mark Scarboro, Brett Gentile, Irone Singleton
Falling... (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

FALLING - brings together 10 self contained, independent short film scripts and weaves them seamlessly into a feature length story.

Director: Michael Zelniker
Stars: Celeste Chute, Sharon Elliott, Maryanna First
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four women plan a dangerous strike against a band of Mexican drug traffickers. Motivated by revenge, this action could change their luck forever. The cast: power, lust and money.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Diego Luna, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil
Noise II (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.

Director: Henry Bean
Stars: Tim Robbins, William Hurt, Bridget Moynahan
Fleshtone (1994)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A painter, playing erotic games by phone with a distant woman, is suddenly involved in a complex plot, regarding the mysterious murder of his (supposedely) erotic partner. But what if that ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hurwitz
Stars: Martin Kemp, Lise Cutter, Tim Thomerson
Armynel (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When suppressed memories of an abusive childhood begin to surface, a door is opened that was better left closed.

Director: Lance Dumais
Stars: Mariel Gomsrud, David Novak, Danielle DiLorenzo
Hierro (2009)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.

Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Stars: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe
A Perfect Fit (2005)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.

Director: Ron Brown
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Polly Draper, Leila Arcieri
This Is a True Story (TV Short 2003)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In December 2001 the world's media focused on the small town of Fargo, North Dakota, where the body of Takako Konishi was found in the woods by a hunter. The media reported that she had ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Berczeller
Stars: Mimi Ohmori, Jesse Heliman, Steve Kilde
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young woman is trapped in an abusive relationship and her only escape is through a demonic force.

Director: Zachary Wyeld
Stars: Morgan O'Brien, John Carvalho
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The movie briefly covers NSA analyst-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden and his escape from American authorities to Hong Kong and later to Russia, after leaking classified information ... See full summary »

Director: Poul-Erik Heilbuth
Stars: Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Harrison


Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - U.S. Senator and RFK Campaign Staffer
Adam Walinsky ...
Himself - RFK Speechwriter
Frank Mankiewicz ...
Himself - RFK Press Secretary
Thurston Clarke ...
Himself - RFK Biographer
Darlene Howard ...
Herself - Indianapolis Resident
Jim Trulock ...
Himself - Indianapolis Resident
Bill Gigerich ...
Himself - RFK Campaign Staffer
Himself - Editor & Publisher of the Nashville Tennessean
Jim Tolan ...
Himself - RFK Campaign Advance Man
Vechel Rhodes ...
Himself - Indianapolis Resident
Evan Thomas ...
Himself - Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor
Peter Edelman ...
Himself - RFK Aide
Karl Anatol ...
Himself - Communication Professor
Tom Cochrun ...
Himself - Radio Reporter
Hurley Goodall ...
Himself - Indiana State Representative


It was April 4, 1968. At 6:01 p.m., across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, a gunman fired a rifle-and the leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lay mortally wounded. As news of King's assassination spread, American cities were engulfed in chaos and fear. Urban areas erupted in riots. Fires burned out of control. Dozens of people were killed. Robert F. Kennedy, meanwhile, was en route to Indianapolis, where at 9 p.m. he was scheduled to make a campaign appearance in an African-American neighborhood. Pressing questions arose: Should Kennedy venture into the heart of the Indianapolis inner city and talk to the potentially volatile crowd gathered in a park? What could he say that would assuage their grief? Should he defy the Indianapolis city officials who ordered him to stay away? Would his life be in danger? Kennedy didn't blink. Despite the violence raging across the country, he courageously kept his promise to speak, climbing up on a shaky ... Written by Baird, David

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:




Release Date:

1 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A remény hullámai  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$175,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Actors Martin Sheen, Charles Grodin and 'Robert Walden' attended the New York City premiere at the Paley Center for Media, April 1, 2009 along with Robert F. Kennedy's widow Ethel, daughters Kerry and Rory Kennedy, CBS News Senior Political Reporter Jeff Greenfield and former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Family and Friends of RFK Cheer A Ripple of Hope
9 April 2009 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Family and Friends of Robert Kennedy gathered in New York City last week to view this moving documentary film about the man they knew and loved.

"An extraordinary documentary. … Made with such integrity and sensitivity. I am delighted to see it and to bring my children to see their grandfather in that light."

--Kerry Kennedy, Human Rights Activist, Daughter of Robert F. Kennedy

"To watch him (Robert F. Kennedy), to hear that voice, I wept through most of the film just to see those images again. I was deeply moved and equally inspired. This is very powerful. "

--Martin Sheen, Actor

" A really important work of history because it puts into focus one of the most important utterances of a significant American political figure. This film is a really significant piece of history." --Jeff Greenfield, CBS Senior Political Correspondent

"I loved the film, I thought it was terrific. A very important documentary in an essentially important time in our history, and it tells it from a point of view we haven't seen before." --Pat Mitchell, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media. Former President, PBS.

The event, sponsored April 1st, 2009 at the Paley Center for Media included a panel discussion panel discussion following the screening and featured the film's creator • Dr. Donald Boggs, the film's creator (General Manager of Covenant Productions and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at Anderson University) • Kerry Kennedy (Human Rights Activist; Author, Being Catholic Now; and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy) • Rory Kennedy, (filmmaker and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy) • Harold Ford, Jr. (Professor of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University) • Jeff Greenfield (Senior Political Correspondent, CBS Nightly News).

The screening was also attended by Ethel Kennedy as well as actors Martin Sheen, Charles Grodin, and Robert Walden. Ripple continues to pursue broadcast and cable opportunities. For more information visit

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wonderful and relevant in 2008 as in 1968 mojoman3061
On British TV October 8th 2013. davebesag
Discuss A Ripple of Hope (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page