Everything's Jake is a 2000 drama film distributed by Warner Bros. The movie marks the feature writing and directorial debut of Matthew Miele along with his producing/writing partner, Chris Fetchko.
Within the most storied city in the world lives Jake (Ernie Hudson), a homeless man who calls all of Manhattan his home. Jake discovers Cameron (Graeme Malcolm), a man down on his luck and sleeping in a tree in Central Park.
Taking Cameron under his wing, Jake teaches him how to survive on the streets. But Jake's friendship with Cameron winds up threatening Jake's way of life, a life no one ever thought could possibly exist. A life lived with heart and spirit, and a charming embrace of the city. In this heartwarming and beautifully shot film, homelessness is shown in a new light, illustrated with a stellar performance by Ernie Hudson, alongside a number of star-studded cameos.
Ernie Hudson as Jake,
Graeme Malcolm as Cameron,
Willis Burks as Colonel,
Phyllis Diller as Misty,
Doug E. Doug as Taxicab Driver,
Stephen Furst as Assistant Librarian,
Robin Givens as Publisher,
Lou Myers (actor) as Abe,
Lou Rawls as Hot Dog Vendor,
Debbie Allen as Librarian,
"Ernie Hudson delivers a consummately warm and satisfying performance." - Variety (magazine)
2000 Atlantic City Film Festival - Grand Prize - Full Feature,
2000 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Burning Vision Award - Special Mention,
2006 Big Apple Film Festival - Festival Prize - Best Feature