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To Save a Life (2009)

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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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Cast

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Amy Briggs
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Chris Vaughn
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Doug Moore
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Mark Rivers
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Jonny Garcia
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Danny Rivers
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Andrea Stevens (as Kim Hidalgo)
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Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon ...
Billy
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Clyde Williams
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Kelsi (as Trinity Scott)
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Cari Vaughn
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Pam Taylor
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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, with whom Jake used to be friends, 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

How to Save a Life  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

The scene when Jake wins the basketball game was done in a single take. See more »

Goofs

When Jake is uploading scanned photos to the Internet, his computer is clearly uploading them from "C:\Users\Rachel". No characters in the film are named Rachel. See more »

Quotes

[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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Performed by Needtobreathe
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Christians are trying to cheat you!
28 June 2015 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

This is a terrible movie, don't try to watch it!

The IMDb's rating is because most of the critics are religious people... nothing against religions, but the plot is flat and predictable... the characters are poor, the actors are worse.

The story is about an idiot that changes to good while becoming a Christian... in real life you don't need to do that, you just need to think a little bit... or go to therapy!

You may see lots of critics saying this is a good film for teens and parents... FALSE! They are just trying to convert you! I recommend you to seat and talk to your children for a while instead of wasting 120 valuable minutes of your and their time with this title.


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