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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 overview, first billed only:
Amy Briggs
Chris Vaughn
Doug Moore
Mark Rivers
Jonny Garcia
Danny Rivers
Andrea Stevens (as Kim Hidalgo)
Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon ...
Clyde Williams
Kelsi (as Trinity Scott)
Cari Vaughn
Pam Taylor


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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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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Release Date:

11 November 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

How to Save a Life  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,773,863 (USA) (2 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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The party scene where cops crash party is filmed at two different houses.(inside,outside) See more »


[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)
Performed by Superchick (as Superchic(k))
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Give this movie a chance - I think you will be surprised!!
26 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Best movie I've seen in a long time. Deals with real life teenage issues (the messy ones that no one wants to talk about or face). Even though those issues are going on right in front of us everyday!! I was amazed at how many different issues were actually dealt with in one movie! It is NOT a self-righteous religious movie. It's a movie with hope in the midst of reality (even when reality is ugly and hard). It's not a SWEET movie, but a very thought provoking movie! This movie is for kids on BOTH sides life. The ones that "FIT-IN" and the ones the "DON'T". All teenagers, parents, teachers and anyone who comes in contact with teens should see this movie. Adults are sometimes blind to what's really going on. If teenagers would actually get hold of this message it could make a change in schools, neighborhoods and cities everywhere!!! I'm going to see if for the 2nd time this next weekend. I hope it is in theaters for a while!

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