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After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

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Storyline

Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how, to save a life. Written by J. Montgomery

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Some people are just dying to be heard.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 November 2010 (South Korea)  »

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How to Save a Life  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,513,955 (USA) (22 January 2010)

Gross:

$3,773,863 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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The scene when Jake wins the basketball game was done in a single take. See more »

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[first lines]
Chris Vaughn: Today we come together to remember the life of Roger Andrew Dawson. Although we know he had so much life left in him, we thank God for the 17 years he did have.
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Hero (So Wake Up)
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To Save A Life
3 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I rented this movie from red box I had no idea what is was about! Being a Christian myself I was surprised! What a message!! Where were these kinds of movies when I was growing up!!The producers of this movie were right on!! Being Christians doesn't make us perfect and sin free! This movie brought back memories of my life. This movie is a blessing ! Its going make a change in some youth!!I didn't rent this movie by accident! I was suppose to watch this movie. I am going to going to tell my brother about this movie , he could order the bundle and use it for his youth group. There are some reviews on the page talking negative about the movie, I guess they didn't understand the message that God has for them! My advice is to Watch it again!!!


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