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The Grace of Jake (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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Ex-inmate and wandering musician Jake travels to a small town in Arkansas intent on exacting revenge from his father, but begins to unravel a complicated family history as he befriends the locals.


Christopher Hicky





Credited cast:
Michael Beck ... Henry Haynes
Lew Temple ... Alvah
Jordin Sparks ... Nicole Lovely
Dorien Wilson ... Reverend Lovely
Natalie Canerday ... Pansy Kilcreasae
Chad Morgan ... Sheila
Ravi Kapoor ... Maurice
Jake La Botz Jake La Botz ... Jake Haynes
Roy Lee Jones Roy Lee Jones ... Clarence
Matt Orduna Matt Orduna ... Roland Rogers
Byron A. Lloyd Byron A. Lloyd ... George
Andrew H. Walker Andrew H. Walker ... Booster Bickers


Fresh out of prison, drifter musician JAKE (30's) steals a car and says goodbye to California. His destination is Palestine, Arkansas, population 678. It's here among the cotton fields and gravel roads where his father Henry lives and works as a crop duster pilot. Jake has never met his father, but holds him responsible for all of life's troubles- failure, jail, the death of his mother. Jake travels to the south with the intention of revenge. However, once he gets to this small town big things start to happen. It's here with nothing that he finds everything - life, love and a gospel record contract. And Jake learns that his momma may not have been quite so innocent through it all. Jake soon becomes part of a colorful ensemble cast that is as authentic and soulful as it gets. This is a movie about people, the characters just as important as the location. This musical movie has the heart and feel of a foreign film, but its country of origin just happens to be the Arkansas delta. Written by Anonymous

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Revenge on his mind. Forgiveness in his heart.


Comedy | Drama | Music


Not Rated


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Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,784, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,345, 21 April 2017
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George: She's as fine as muscadine wine, fellers!
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Used to Be
Written and performed by Jake La Botz
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exceptional film about relationships and an arkansas community
4 October 2015 | by scspurpleSee all my reviews

we saw this film last nite as part of the woodstock film festival and was quite impressed with everything. usually i want to edit out a lot of most movies i see-- but this film "blew us away." It had a tight script with excellent acting and cinematography. the music central to the film was complementary and not overwhelming.. A refreshing indie film without the numerous product placements of Hollywood.

the film gave you a real sense of relationships-father- son, race in arkansas-- both from a white and black perspective. the film was shot in the hometown of the director and you really felt the sense of community.. It felt realistic enough to be a docudrama in the best sense.

we all left the theater in an uplifted mood wanting to hear more music from jake la botz and hoping the film will get a major release so many of our friends can share our enjoyment.. see this film if you can you won't be disappointed..

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