Where Hope Grows

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Chris Dowling
  1 win & 1 nomination.
95 min


In my head I may not know

What I feel down in my soul

With my eyes I may not see

The fire that burns

inside of me

Just stand strong

and hold on to hope

Just grab on

and don't ever let it go

When your back's

against the wall

You're not alone

You know

I have been set free

Fear has got no grip on me

You know I can see the light

A dead man coming

back to life

Just stand strong

and hold on to hope...

His love shines

over evil things

I'll be

right beside you...

Right beside you!

In this life

I'll be the knight

I'll be

right beside you...

So I was thinking maybe you'd

come down to the dealership,

sign a few balls

or something this Saturday.

Nobody wants my autograph, Milt.

You never know, man.

Come on, seriously.

Last time worked out.

Could be a win-win for both of us.

There she is.


I got this.

Don't reach for your wallet.

All right, man.

- No, don't reach for your wallet.

- Thank you.

Here you go, sunshine.

Next round's on me, I guess.

Thank you!

Ladies and gentlemen,

I think there's

somebody here tonight

who deserves just a little bit

of recognition, all right?

- Here it is.

- No.

Now, it's not because he's a

regular here at Stevie Ray's...

Is he talking about me?

...or because he was an All-American

at Stevenson High School...

True story, true story.

...or even because

he was a Detroit Tiger.

That's right!


Simply because

it's his birthday.

Give it up for Calvin Campbell.

He's a jolly good fellow

He's a jolly good fellow

- He's a jolly good fellow...-

- A cake!

- Which nobody can deny.

Dang it.

Dang it.

Hey, Katie bear.


You said you'd be home

by 9:
30, Dad.

I know. I'm sorry.

Dang it, I'm sorry.

Milt and Frankie,

they wanted to celebrate

my birthday,

so they took me out

for some, dinner

and we just got a little...

- You're drunk.

- No.


Yeah, not too much that I can't drive,


if that's what you're thinking,

'cause I'm good.

Um, sweetheart, we're gonna

celebrate when I get home, okay?



This guy's drunk.

Look at this.

He's a mess!

Where do you think you're going?

- It's 11:

- Out with Colt.

No, no. I told you that I didn't

want you to see that boy anymore.


Well, at least somebody loves me.

You are 16 years old.

I'm 17, Dad.

What happened to us

spending my birthday together?

What happened?

I don't know.

What time did you get home?


- You making some for me?

- Yes.

I know late.

What time?

I don't know.

Colt won his sprint car heat.

We went out to celebrate.

At least I got to celebrate

something with somebody.

I like my eggs over easy.

Yeah, I want to say

something about Colt.

He's like a...

he's like a fastball

from Nolan Ryan

when he was in the

prime of his game.

- What does that even mean?

- It means he's too much for you to handle.

Dad, can't we just have a normal

conversation with breakfast?

Yeah, that's fine.

What are you gonna do today?

Mall and movie.

- I need the car.

- I'm using the car.

Don't you think it's about time

you got a real job again, Dad?

So we can afford things?

Like, say, two cars?

You know what?

I'm the dad and you're the kid.

So you don't talk to me

about getting a job

or getting a second car.

Do you understand me?

The other thing about Colt, young lady,

is that he is too old for you.

And I know what old kids want.

- I know what they're after.

- Okay.

Are you guys having...

are you having sex?


Really, Dad?


You are such

a freaking hypocrite.

I can have all the sex I want.

You were obviously

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