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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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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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Release Date:

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) (24 January 2010)

Gross:

$3,773,863 (USA) (4 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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Need more movies like this.
10 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night with our youth group at church. I really feel the this world needs more movies like this one. So much is happening in this world these days. People need to know God is in control. We need to send this message out. So thanks to the movie makers for this one. The story line, they chose for this movie are real and happening all are the world. God wants us to play the part and be there for others. We need to be a role model and share a part of our selves with others. Be there for each other, lend a hand and not turn our backs on Gods people. I laughed and I cried. I really enjoyed this movie. Hope everyone who watches this movie will be touched. I have lived with knowing someone who has been in the same shoes. Thanks again.


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