Hope Ranch is a television feature film about a reformatory farm for delinquent youths, starring Bruce Boxleitner, Lorenzo Lamas, Barry Corbin, and Gail O'Grady. Hope Ranch was the first The Discovery Channel-Animal Planet original feature film, which initially aired in 2002 and was later released on DVD in 2004. Hope Ranch was directed by Rex Piano.
J.T. Hope, a former police officer and marine, owner of a ranch called "Circle Hope Ranch" decides to start a program for troubled teens on his ranch to help rehabilitate them and help them get out of the life of crime, drugs and other bad things. Hope starts the program and 3 boys are brought in to the new program. J.T. has 2 good friends who work with him on the ranch, Shorty, and Colt Webb, a former juvenile delinquent who was given a second chance with the help of J.T. Hope.