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To Save a Life -- When his childhood friend's life ends in tragedy, Jake Taylor decides to make sure that it never happens again.  Crossing social barriers, he befriends a loner, Johnny Garcia.  When Johnny?s life quickly spirals out of control, will Jake have what it takes to stop him from the same tragic fate?
To Save a Life -- 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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To Save a Life -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Brian Baugh
Jim Britts (written by)
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Release Date:
22 January 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some people are just dying to be heard.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A 10-Rating, Must-See Film! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Randy Wayne ... Jake Taylor

Deja Kreutzberg ... Amy Briggs

Joshua Weigel ... Chris Vaughn

Steven Crowder ... Doug Moore

D. David Morin ... Mark Rivers

Sean Michael Afable ... Jonny Garcia

Bubba Lewis ... Danny Rivers

Robert Bailey Jr. ... Roger Dawson

Kim Hidalgo ... Andrea Stevens

Arjay Smith ... Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon ... Billy

Lamont Thompson ... Clyde Williams

Trinity Scott Brown ... Kelsi (as Trinity Scott)

Janora McDuffie ... Cari Vaughn

Laura Black ... Pam Taylor

David Starzyk ... Glen Taylor

Monique Edwards ... Esther Dawson

Joseph Narducci ... Frank

Lori Rom ... Jan

Dee Baldus ... Mrs. Jones

Nicole Franco ... Church Woman
Lee Ann Kim ... Reporter
Christian Pike ... Young Roger
Jason Evans ... Young Jake
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Crisp ... Announcer
David Kasdan ... Church Man
Dawn Page ... Dawn

Directed by
Brian Baugh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Baugh 
Jim Britts  written by

Produced by
Jim Britts .... producer
Scott Evans .... executive producer
Steve Foster .... producer
Nicole Franco .... producer
Christina Lee Storm .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Wynn  (as Timothy Michael Wynn)
 
Cinematography by
C. Clifford Jones 
 
Film Editing by
Dan O'Brien 
Sarah Sanders 
 
Casting by
Elizabeth Lang 
 
Production Design by
Rachel Britts 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Sanders 
 
Costume Design by
Christi Cecil Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
Brandi Costa .... makeup artist
Spring Harn .... key makeup artist
Christina Robinz .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nicole Franco .... post-production supervisor
Christina Lee Storm .... production manager (as Christina K.Y. Lee)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Blake Fawley .... second second assistant director
Rosie Roch .... second assistant director
Harold Uhl .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Sanders .... set designer
Christine Statzer .... props
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr mixer
Jessie Coblentz .... sound assistant
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer
Darlene Gorzela .... additional audio
Zachary Kahl .... boom operator
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Mickey McMullen .... sound mixer
Dror Mohar .... sound editor
Jamie Ritharom-Umbras .... adr editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising sound editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Jeremy Fry .... stunt coordinator
Robert 'Rock' Galotti .... stunt safety
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tarek Albaba .... electrician
Dominic Bartolone .... first assistant camera
Kase Bowman .... grip
Greg Capp .... electrician
Colton Davie .... second assistant camera
Jameson Desantis .... first assistant camera
Brad Elsey .... grip
Jacob Fountain .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Josh Franer .... camera operator
Jeremy Grant .... electrician (as Jeremy M. Grant)
Christian Grosselfinger .... gaffer
Kevin Guild .... key grip
Nate Havens .... first assistant camera
Brandon Lippard .... camera operator
Chase Livengood .... gaffer
Jeffrey D. McCoy .... first assistant camera
Russ Miller .... first assistant camera
Kenny Niernberg .... first assistant camera
Doug Oh .... first assistant camera
Nick Ouellette .... first assistant camera
Chris Patterson .... electrician
John Christian Patterson .... best boy electric
Paul Pryor .... first assistant camera
Cameron Riddles .... first assistant camera
Michael Westby .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Tony Dustin .... digital film colorist
Kurt Smith .... uncredited
Dan Williams .... post-production assistant
Darin Wooldridge .... digital colorist
Elvis Ripley .... temp colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sam Ashworth .... assistant to music supervisor
Louis Cole .... composer: additional music
Dave Lawrence .... music editor (as David Lawrence)
Christopher Lennertz .... music producer
Charlie Peacock .... music supervisor
Drew Silverstein .... composer: additional music
Drew Silverstein .... orchestrator
Andrew Skrabutenas .... music assistant
Jeff Vaughn .... music mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... music recordist
Nate Yetton .... assistant to music supervisor
Steve Stuck .... composer: behind-the-scenes music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jan Funchess .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Laura Aldridge .... production coordinator
Christiane Covington .... script supervisor
Steve Faber .... production assistant
Lisa Frost .... publicity coordinator
Ashley Gulden .... production assistant
Seth Himes .... behind the scenes director
Charlie Holden-Corbett .... production coordinator
Kayla Holst .... production assistant
Drew Jonathan Lawson .... key set production assistant
Jim Melrose .... jack-of-all-trades supervisor
Darren Moorman .... production consultant
Mitch Narte .... production assistant
Chris Roberts .... assistant production coordinator
Bobby Taylor .... production assistant
Eric Vasiliades .... website developer
Mary Ann Clark .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Brian Bird .... special thanks
Christiane Covington .... in loving memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality
Runtime:
USA:120 min
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Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45637)
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Trivia:
The scene when Jake wins the basketball game was done in a single take.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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Soundtrack:
Shine OnSee more »

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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A 10-Rating, Must-See Film!, 23 January 2010
Author: inshock from Texas, United States

We seldom go to the movies because most aren't worth watching (in our opinion) but my husband & I went to see "To Save A Life" yesterday (opening day) knowing it was a faith based movie. We're 40-50 something in age & have been in prison ministry for around 14-15 yrs. This film is a true-to-life movie that shows the reality of what the kids & youth of America go through every day. The suicide rate for teens is unbelievable. Too many of those who don't kill themselves, kill someone else or get into crime & end up in prison...all because they believe nobody cares & life is hopeless. We were impressed with the movie in many ways & found it to be made as very true. I left bawling (that's Texan for crying hard) even though it was humorous in places, too, because we've seen the results of those who have managed to stay alive on the street, but get sentenced (most for the majority of their lives) to prison, just to fight & struggle to survive. Prison life isn't living, only existing. It really is true that we each can save lives...you never know what someone is going through & sometimes just a smile or friendly gesture can make the difference in life & death. We don't think this is just a young people's movie - everyone should see it! We are Christians & have been quite some time, but after viewing this movie, I left changed. Go see it...you won't regret it.

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