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Where Hope Grows -- A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.
Where Hope Grows -- A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.
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Where Hope Grows -- A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.
Where Hope Grows -- A self-destructive former pro ball player is given a serious lesson in living life with courage when he befriends a grocery store clerk with Down syndrome.

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Writer:
Chris Dowling (written by)
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Release Date:
15 May 2015 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An unexpected journey. An unexpected friendship.
Plot:
A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great movie! See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Kristoffer Polaha ... Calvin

David DeSanctis ... Produce

McKaley Miller ... Katie

Michael Grant ... Colt

William Zabka ... Milton (as Billy Zabka)

Brooke Burns ... Amy

Clyde Jones ... Dexter

Alan Powell ... Franklin

Danica McKellar ... Susan

Kerr Smith ... Officer Minniear

Drew Cash ... Eric

J. Teddy Garces ... Doctor Jones

Chase Anderson ... Jackson
Sonya Thaper ... Nurse Meera
Michelle J. Fine ... Nurse Kristen (as Michelle Fine)

Ken Arnold ... Steve Bookerson
Daniel Harrison Smith ... Game Vendor

Rebecca Lines ... Laura
Michelle Chalmers ... Mrs. Beam
J. Michael Breaux ... Pastor Breaux
Richard Hagerman ... Rick
Phillip DeLaney ... Fan

Robert Johnson ... Mr. Beam

Phil Russell ... Police Officer
Jordan Skora ... Extra
Cody Crowe ... Extra
Loretta Gaudern ... Extra
Chris Gaudern ... Extra
Erica Dee Hector ... Extra
Gail Spurgeon ... Extra
Brooke Spurgeon ... Extra
Merwan Stevens ... Extra
Tara Bensing ... Extra
Maritza Portillo ... Extra
Amy Porras ... Extra
Laura Lowe ... Extra
Hye Hwang ... Extra
Steve Nichols ... Extra
Ronan Quinn ... Extra
Russell Hendricks ... Extra
Bob Florio ... Extra
Dave Moisan ... Extra
Mandy Ashby ... Extra
Kerry Drew Wilson ... Extra
Heather Harrigan ... Extra
Kim Gorski ... Extra
Mike Rucker ... Extra
Graham Botner ... Extra
Gordon Thomas ... Extra
Sara Mahon ... Extra
Brandyn Bailey ... Extra
Morris Byars Jr. ... Extra
Michael Johnson ... Extra
Kelcee Ross ... Extra
Julia 'Jai' Wilson ... Extra
Chastity Lowe ... Extra
Earlita Cross ... Extra
Priya Alexander ... Extra
Kathy Revell ... Extra
Rachel Alexander ... Extra
Matt Trentham ... Extra
Eric Donoho ... Extra
Jon Stroud ... Extra
Kelly Grapes ... Extra
Patrick Harper ... Extra
Evan Cates ... Extra
Steven Cates ... Extra
Tanner Cates ... Extra
Taylor Parks ... Extra
Trey Blanford ... Extra
Ryne Underwood ... Extra
Jacob Baverla ... Extra
D.J. Miller ... Extra (as DJ Miller)
Ozell Wilson ... Extra
Beth DiChiara ... Extra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Alred ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Brennan James Callan ... Baseball Fan / Renaissance Fun Park Fan (uncredited)

Paul Cecil ... Grocery Shopper (uncredited)
Laura L. Parris ... Surgical Nurse (uncredited)

Brandon Stewart ... Alcoholic (uncredited)
Christina Terry ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Joy Whitten ... Katie's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Dowling 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Dowling  written by

Produced by
Steve Bagheri .... producer
Jose Pablo Cantillo .... producer
Milan Chakraborty .... producer
Gill Holland .... co-executive producer
Jesse S. Jones .... executive producer
Alex Lehmann .... co-producer
Sev Ohanian .... co-executive producer
Simran Singh .... producer
Chris Dowling .... co-producer (uncredited)
Houston King .... outreach producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Kyle Newmaster 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Lehmann 
 
Film Editing by
Soojin Chung 
 
Casting by
Danielle Aufiero 
Amber Horn 
 
Production Design by
Becca Morrin  (as Becca Brooks Morrin)
 
Art Direction by
Grace Hollaender 
 
Set Decoration by
Erin Plew 
 
Costume Design by
Carisa Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Andrea Ahl .... makeup department head
Cassandra Kelsey .... makeup assistant (as Cassie Kelsey)
Rachael Latham .... hair department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shepherd Ahlers .... second assistant director
Matthew Martin .... second second assistant director
Laura O'Keefe .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michelle Jaha .... property master
Vin Keo .... art intern
Michael Tyler McDaniel .... art intern
Jeff McGrath .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Rick Boone .... adr mixer
Robert Chen .... re-recording mixer
Robert Chen .... supervising sound editor
Tyler Franklin .... boom operator
James Gallivan .... sound editor
Roy Machado .... adr mixer
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer
Duncan Mathieson .... foley supervisor
Tim Munger .... sound mixer (as Timothy Munger)
Steve Neal .... technician: sound support
George Nathan Noe .... additional boom operator (as George 'Peaches' Noe)
Chance Pemberton .... adr mixer
Laird Fryer .... adr mixer (uncredited)
James Gallivan .... sound designer (uncredited)
Danny Reeves .... sound recordist: director commentary (uncredited)
Andrew Rice .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andrea Ahl .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Satsuki May Asai .... visual effects artist
Kelley Cauthen .... visual effects artist
Wanyan Zhu .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Jason Kehler .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Padilla .... stunt performer (as Christopher C. Padilla)
Sean Ramey .... stunt supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Bryan .... additional camera operator
Jonathan Dec .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Josh Elam .... second electric (as Joshua Elam)
Compass Hernandez .... grip
Chris Ilari .... jib operator
Zach Jenkins .... digital imaging technician
Thomas LeGoff .... stills photographer (as Tom LeGoff)
Alex Lehmann .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Matysiak .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Matysiak .... director of photography: second unit
Spencer Meffert .... additional camera operator
Spencer Meffert .... steadicam operator
David Netherton .... grip
George Nathan Noe .... best boy grip (as George 'Peaches' Noe)
Isaac Raymond .... electric
Wesley Risner .... grip
Zeb Roberts .... second assistant camera
Nate Spicer .... best boy electric
Lucas Staley .... key grip (as Luke 'Riggs' Staley)
Geoff Storts .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Ware .... gaffer (as Matthew Ware)
Daniel Williamson .... second grip
 
Casting Department
Kathy Campbell .... casting: Kentucky
Kim Gorski .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Garcia .... assistant costume designer
Meghan Holsclaw .... wardrobe intern
Lindsay Moremen .... set costumer
Kelly Patton .... set costumer
Emily Rowan .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Justin Ambrosino .... assistant editor
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... colorist
Heather Toll .... digital intermediate producer
Joel Walker .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Cole Carpenter .... assistant locations manager
Christopher M. Wood .... locations manager (as Chris Wood)
Shepherd Ahlers .... location scout (uncredited)
Daniel Bowman .... location maps (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Neal Desby .... score consultant
Alex Ruger .... additional music
Edward Trybek .... score consultant
 
Other crew
Isaac Blade .... epk
Vanessa Card .... production assistant: craft service
Dolores Chapman .... payroll accountant
Troy Charles Cobb .... production coordinator
Will Culick .... set production assistant (as William Culick)
Toni Desurne .... stand-in: Mr. DeSanctis
Kelsey Forren .... script supervisor
Heather Harrigan .... additional production assistant
Diane Howard .... interviewer: journalist
Robbie Ketterwell .... stand-in: Mr. Polaha
Steve McCallum .... stand-in: Mr. Powell
Blake McGrew .... production assistant: driving
Michael Mota .... key set production assistant
Bernadette Ong .... intern
Claire Ramsay .... production assistant: base camp
Eric J. Robbins .... titles
Erika E. Robbins .... titles (as Erika Edgerley)
Jon Stroud .... additional production assistant
Athena Vasiliou .... set production assistant
Stephanie Whonsetler .... production coordinator
Bill Wingate .... production accountant (as William E. Wingate III)
David Yarnall .... additional production assistant
Ryan Dunlap .... marketing (uncredited)
Ashley Greyson .... marketing (uncredited)
Kyle Prohaska .... marketing (uncredited)
Simran Singh .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Michele Spitz .... audio description narrator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Megan Breier .... special thanks
Ryan Brenan .... special thanks
Estelle Buzzard .... special thanks
Meera Chakraborty .... special thanks
Mitali Chakraborty .... special thanks
Monisa Chakraborty .... special thanks
Murali Chakraborty .... special thanks
Greg Fischer .... special thanks (as Mayor Greg Fischer)
John Gerba .... special thanks
Kyle James Hauser .... special thanks
Stephanie Kertis .... special thanks
Dan Koger .... special thanks
Linda Koger .... special thanks
Mike Maloney .... special thanks
John Mancini .... special thanks
Michael Mangeot .... special thanks
Jason Mannis .... special thanks
Dan Michalak .... special thanks
Mike Michalak .... special thanks
Penny Michalak .... special thanks
Dayna Neumann .... special thanks
Diaa Nour .... special thanks
Rusi Patel .... special thanks
Albert Pujols .... special thanks
Matt Sherman .... special thanks
Gail Williamson .... special thanks
Jim Wood .... special thanks
 

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N: Rated PG-13 for thematic issues involving drinking and teen sexuality, and for brief language and an accident scene
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95 min | 99 min
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David DeSanctis will become one of the first actors with Down syndrome to play a leading role in an English-language feature film.See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Great movie!, 22 October 2014
Author: noah1066 from Indianapolis

Produce is a heartwarming movie about an unlikely friendship. It walks a fine line, because it would be easy for the film to go overboard, but it strikes just the right balance. There are religious themes, but it's never preachy, it's heartwarming, but not too cheesy, and the central friendship never feels forced. There were so many times that I was expecting the movie to go over the line, but in every instance, it pulled back a little and struck just the right balance. It's a well-written story, the acting is always believable, and it all works together so well. It's a movie that feels so real, because when you watch it there are times when you're uncomfortable, times you're scared, times you want to cry, times of great joy, and you really feel for the characters, and you want to see where the story goes.

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