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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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Cari Vaughn
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Pam Taylor

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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)  »

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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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Root beer and cream soda was used for the alcohol drinking scenes. See more »

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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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Shine On
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Changed my Life! Must see for Teens and Parents.
18 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is such a gripping tale of the suffering kids face these days. With suicide rates high, people need to understand what the mocking and outcasting of people does to them. I believe this is a great movie to show that even the little things we do to hurt people, can end up as a big thing that person does to hurt them self's or others. People have become hard to the pain of others. Hopefully this will awaken some softness in more people. This movie showed me I need to be more aware of the people around me, and their pain. Jeff Buckley put it a great way, he said "Sensitivity isn't being wimpy; it's about being painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom". So don't think you're being 'wimpy' for caring, You're being strong enough to show you care. This movie has left such an impression in me, and I believe it will in any one else who watches it. So please do.


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