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Saved! -- Good girl Mary can't believe it when she gets pregnant by her newly-gay boyfriend.  She also can't believe the actions of her popular, ruthless, relentlessly devout best friend, Hilary Faye.


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Writers (WGA):
Brian Dannelly (written by) &
Michael Urban (written by)
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Release Date:
11 June 2004 (USA) See more »
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jena Malone ... Mary

Mandy Moore ... Hilary Faye

Macaulay Culkin ... Roland

Patrick Fugit ... Patrick

Heather Matarazzo ... Tia

Eva Amurri Martino ... Cassandra (as Eva Amurri)

Chad Faust ... Dean

Elizabeth Thai ... Veronica

Martin Donovan ... Pastor Skip

Mary-Louise Parker ... Lillian

Kett Turton ... Mitch
Julia Arkos ... PE Coach
Donna White ... Trudy Mason
James Caldwell ... Hairdresser

Nicki Clyne ... Guitar Player

Aaron Douglas ... Paramedic
Patricia Drake ... Dean's Mother

Brent Fidler ... Church Man
Jay Hilliker ... Waiter / Host

John Innes ... Pastor
Greg Kean ... Dean's Father

Joe MacLeod ... Lead Singer
Althea McAdam ... Church Wife
Thomas Plustwik ... Carpenter / Jesus
Syndie Skeeles ... 3 Year Old Mary
Susan Wilkey ... Pink Bouffant Lady

Valerie Bertinelli ... Herself

Directed by
Brian Dannelly 
Writing credits
Brian Dannelly (written by) &
Michael Urban (written by)

Produced by
H. Kaye Dyal .... co-executive producer
Steven Gagnon .... co-executive producer
Michael Ohoven .... producer
David Prybil .... co-executive producer
Kerry Rock .... co-executive producer
Cal Shumiatcher .... line producer
Sandy Stern .... producer
Michael Stipe .... producer
William Vince .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck (music by)
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pamela Martin (edited by)
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
Art Direction by
Kristina Lyne 
Set Decoration by
Laura Killam 
James Willcock 
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... key hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Russell Brady .... hair stylist: for Mary-Louise Parker
James Dean Patten .... first assistant hair stylist
Sydney Silvert .... key make-up
Donna Stocker .... first assistant make-up
Debra Wiebe .... hair stylist: for Mary-Louise Parker (as Deborah Wiebe)
Geralyn Wraith .... make-up: for Mary-Louise Parker
Rebecca Lee .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Tara Smith .... wig designer: Mary Louise Parker (uncredited)
Production Management
Lorne Davidson .... unit production manager
Michael Toji .... post production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director (as Scott Ateah)
Steven Catlin .... assistant director trainee
Steve Eathorne .... second assistant director
Jennifer Nelson .... assistant director trainee
Sarah Ostrow .... third assistant director (as Sarah Nicole Ostrow)
Kate Vanderbyl .... second assistant director
Pete Whyte .... first assistant director (as Peter Whyte)
Art Department
Mike Allen .... paint foreman
Jim Bruder .... lead carpenter
Allan Burdett .... construction coordinator (as Alan Burdett)
William Glenn Burdett .... construction foreman
Greg Coombs .... greens person
Dawn Marie Dowling .... on set dresser
Valerie Farlette .... set dresser
Sierra Laflamme .... assistant set decorator
Ian Langmann .... lead set dresser
Iain MacLeod .... set dresser (as Iain Macleod)
David MacMillan .... set dresser (as David Macmillan)
Alistair Macrae .... assistant property master (as Ali Macrae)
Stanley J. Miller .... set dresser (as Stanley Jacob Miller)
Toni Nick .... set dresser
Noni Peck .... property master
Dave Righton .... lead property (as David Righton)
Cynthia Rose .... set dresser
Cheri 'Cheryl-Lynne' Trewin .... set dresser
Scott Trewin .... set dresser
John Werner .... set dresser
Rick Whitfield .... art department assistant
Todd Keller .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Colin Meacham .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ocea Ringrose .... set dresser (uncredited)
Adrien Van Viersen .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Rick Whitfield .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eric Batut .... production sound mixer (as Eric J. Batut)
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer (as Matt Beville)
Gary Blufer .... additional sound effects
Patrick Cusack .... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Marshall Garlington .... re-recording mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Aaron J. Green .... manager of sound services (as Aaron Green)
Chris Higgins .... sound assistant
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Michael A. Morongell .... mixing engineer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Nancy Nugent .... foley editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Michael Payne .... sound effects supervisor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
John C. Stuver .... adr editor
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... re-recording mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sean Wright .... mixing recordist
Manvel Barsegyan .... sound mixer (uncredited)
William Cawley .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Caila Anderson .... special effects assistant
Cara E. Anderson .... special effects assistant
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
W. David McGuire .... special effects assistant (as William David McGuire)
John Reynolds .... special effects assistant (as John S. Reynolds)
Jayme Smith .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Heather L. Anderson .... producer: iO Film
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Chris Ervin .... title designer: for VAFX
Adam Hawkey .... digital colorist (as Adam S. Hawkey)
Julie Landholt .... title graphics (as J. Kathryn Landholt)
Kevin Mullican .... research & development: imaging/Color Science
Christopher Elke .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
John Fukushima .... digital compositor: Toybox (uncredited)
Erik Nordby .... digital compositor: Toybox (uncredited)
Lorraine Rozon .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Joel Tong .... digital compositor: Toybox (uncredited)
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Brent Connolly .... stunt player
Garvin Cross .... stunt coordinator
Caroline Field .... stunt player (as Carolyn Field)
Corry Glass .... stunt player
Michael Langlois .... stunt player (as Mike Langlois)
Phil Medwid .... stunt player
Trish Schill .... stunt player
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Mandy Moore (uncredited)
Gerald Paetz .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Sharon Simms .... stunt player (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bruce Adams .... first assistant camera (as Michael Adams)
Paul Arnel .... grip (as Paul G. Arnel)
Troy Bassett .... dolly grip
Tony Beck .... grip
Martin Biggerstaff .... grip
Simon Doucet .... best boy grip
Todd Elyzen .... camera operator
Todd Elyzen .... director of photography: second unit
Lee Gibeau .... best boy grip
Matt Greenhough .... rigging grip
John G. Helme .... chief lighting technician (as John Helme)
Scott Hodges .... grip
Ian Houghton .... assistant lighting technician
Trevor Kenny .... grip
Brian A. Kuchera .... key grip (as Brian Kuchera)
John Kuchera .... key grip
Carl Leveque .... rigging grip
Robert Little .... grip
Lane MacDonald .... still photographer
Scott MacDonald .... camera operator
Chris Madden .... rigging chief lighting technician
Stephen Maier .... first assistant camera
Stephen J. McKnight .... second assistant camera (as Stephen McKnight)
Ryan Monro .... dolly grip
Greg Novosad .... grip
Diane Osowetski .... key grip
Diyah Pera .... still photographer (as Diyah Perah)
Mike Scoffield .... dolly grip
Doug Stover .... best boy grip
Marie-Helene Tremblay .... second assistant camera (as Marie Helene Tremblay)
Gus Ward .... grip
Trevor Williams .... grip
Ryan Young .... grip
Ryan Bailey .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Oliver Hajdu .... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Max Torroba .... playback operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canadian
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canadian
Sally Stern .... casting: US
Edward D. Rea .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Chow .... cutter
Laurie Giles .... assistant costume designer
Karin Nosella .... costumer
J.B. Owen .... extras costumer
Nicola Ryall .... seamstress
Debra Torpe .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post production consultant
Suzy Gilbert .... assistant editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Mato .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conducted by
Christophe Beck .... score produced by
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Rossano Galante .... orchestrations by
Tim Isle .... music editor
Andrew Kaiser .... score coordinator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrations by
David Klotz .... assistant music editor (as Dave Klotz)
Jon Leshay .... music supervisor
Casey Stone .... score mixer
Casey Stone .... score recordist
Tristana Ward .... music clearances
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Chad Greer .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Darren Collins .... transportation co-captain
David Halliday .... transportation captain
John O'Toole .... transportation coordinator
Darryl Litke .... driver: hair/make-up/wardrobe (uncredited)
Other crew
Holly Atchison .... script supervisor: second unit
Andrea Bastin .... production coordinator
Jon Bell .... assistant: to Cal Shumiatcher
Lenard 'Mike' Boultbee .... office production assistant
Sean Cummings .... production assistant
Shane Deschamps .... set supervisor
Mike Doiron .... key location assistant
Al Farman .... security captain (as John 'Al' Farman)
Holly Ferguson .... assistant production coordinator
Shawn Flynn .... key set production assistant
Julia Frittaion .... unit publicist
Paul Giordano .... production assistant
Ann Goobie .... location manager
Sheila Goodman .... production accountant
Jennifer Harland .... extras coordinator
Raj Hundal .... assistant: to Sandy Stern
Sue Ing .... production assistant
Keely Johnson .... assistant accountant
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator
Laura Keane .... production assistant
Peter Klassen .... assistant location manager (as Peter J. Klassen)
Justin Marks .... assistant: to Sandy Stern
Jodi Mitchell .... assistant accountant
Aimee Morono .... assistant: to Brian Dannelly
Travis Murao .... wheelchair technician
Manbir Parhar .... post production accountant
Levon Parseghian .... assistant: to Michael Ohoven
Michael Roberts .... key set production assistant
Dylan Staniforth .... production assistant
Linda Strathdee .... script supervisor
Robyn Switzer .... production assistant
Denise Szabo .... craft service
Denise Szabo .... first aid
Reba Szabo .... craft service
Reba Szabo .... first aid
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Belmont)
Matt Towstyka .... chef: Tivoli Moving Pictures Caterers (as Matt Towistyka)
David Valleau .... assistant: to William Vince (as Dave Valleau)
Kyle Weldon .... production assistant
Bobby Bukowski .... choreographer (uncredited)
Dove Cresswell .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Dove Cresswell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy .... production financing (uncredited)
Eric Kops .... publicist (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Jay May .... product placement (uncredited)
Chris McFarlane .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jane Wang Beck .... the producers wish to thank
Thomas Blackshear .... the producers wish to thank (as Thomas Blackshear II)
Mark Blackwell .... the producers wish to thank
Susan H. Bodine .... the producers wish to thank (as Sue Bodine)
Peter Buck .... the producers wish to thank
Gerard Chataigneau .... the producers wish to thank
Alison Cohen .... the producers wish to thank
Joe Hobel .... the producers wish to thank: Infinity Media Inc.
Laura Ivey .... the producers wish to thank: Infinity Media Inc.
Kyle Mann .... the producers wish to thank: Infinity Media Inc.
Julie Panebianco .... the producers wish to thank
Paul Westerberg .... the producers wish to thank
Farley Ziegler .... the producers wish to thank
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG-13 for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language
92 min
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Did You Know?

Pastor Skip (Martin Donovan) tells Dean and his boyfriend, "What you're doing is wrong in the eyes of the Lord." In The Opposite of Sex (1998), Donovan plays a gay teacher who claims to have survived, among other things, "Anita Bryant, the pope, [and] the fucking Christian Coalition."See more »
Errors in geography: A sign visible in the background of one scene in the school lobby uses the spelling "honour", an indication that the school is actually Canadian.See more »
[first lines]
Mary:[voice over] I've been born again my whole life... accepting Jesus.
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59 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Terrific first half, then loses its edge, 2 August 2004
Author: anhedonia from Planet Earth

Despite losing its punch in the latter stages, "Saved!" remains an enjoyable and viciously funny satire. Poking fun of judgmental fundamentalists really isn't that tough a task or groundbreaking. They tend to spoof themselves. But what writers Brian Dannelly (who also directed) and Michael Urban do is not ridicule the fundamentalists' beliefs but their awful behavior. And that definitely deserves to be satirized.

The first 50 minutes are sensational, brimming with pointed dialogue, terrific humor and sharp observations about the preposterous idea of "degayification," the real reason people are sent to deprogramming centers and these teens obviously missing the true meaning of Christ's message.

But the film falters in the third act when it veers from clever satire to preaching about intolerance. It's a noble idea, but the punchy writing gets forsaken for the message. And the film concludes with a tired denouement. Surely, there are more original ways to conclude a high school film than one seen many times before.

Some of the characters, I suppose, could be seen as stereotypes. Then again, speaking from personal experience, the Hillary Fayes of this world exist and they're every bit as judgmental and nasty as she is. Unfortunately, Mandy Moore goes over-the-top a bit, often turning Hillary Faye into a broad caricature. That's a shame. Reining Moore in would have done wonders, because the other performances are uniformly good.

Macaulay Culkin turns in a fine performance as Roland. He finally might have shed his "Home Alone" image, proving he's capable of perfectly delivering sharp, well-written dialogue. The other revelation is young Eva Amurri, who has all the attitude, spunk (and I hope much of the talent) of her mother. She gives Cassandra a delightfully anarchic spirit; the film soars whenever she's on screen.

One peeve: Why does the radiant and sexy Mary-Louise Parker dress down so much in this film?

People who are judgmental about gays, teen pregnancy, other religions, and see life's myriad issues in purely black and white terms likely will be offended by this film - they might see themselves manifested as Hillary Faye. But if you appreciate life's gray areas and take delight in biting satire, you're bound to enjoy this film.

"Saved!" is by no means an attack on Christianity. Quite the contrary. It shows the importance of stressing in our lives the true side of Christianity - one that's about compassion, love and tolerance, and not the biased, judgmental approach that seeks to take control and bastardize religion, whatever it may be.

Although "Saved!" deals primarily with Christianity, it proves we'd all be better off adopting Mahatma Gandhi's ideals – that each and every one of us is a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Jew.

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