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Jake's Corner (2008)

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An ex-football star takes in his young nephew after the child's parents are killed in an accident, and convinces the fragile boy that his parents are convalescing in the hospital. Johnny Dunn (Richard Tyson) is a former gridiron giant who left the game behind to purchase a small desert town. He calls the place Jake's Corner, and despite the barren surroundings, the few people that live their flourish. They're a small, eccentric group, but for what it's worth, they're family. After the accident, Johnny's nephew Spence comes to live in Jake's Corner. Uncertain of how to raise a child, Johnny reveals to his friends that Spence still doesn't know that his parents are dead, and that it's their job to help him maintain the ruse. Their spirits lifted by the presence and energy of the curious young boy, the residents of the secluded town take the opportunity to share their homespun wisdom with Spence, and try to prepare him for the hard truth he's about to face.

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Richard Tyson
as Johnny Dunn
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Critic Reviews for Jake's Corner

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The big premise in Jake's Corner is a little hard to swallow.

September 4, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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On a technical level, JakeĆ¢(TM)s Corner looks less like a theatrical release than an extended pilot for a Northern Exposure-style small-town sitcom.

September 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Boxoffice Magazine

...the leisurely pace gives characters room to breathe and grow on us.

September 10, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Sacramento News & Review

We sure could use you at Arizona Stadium, Johnny Dunn.

September 9, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Arizona Daily Star

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