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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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Brian Baugh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Kimberly Hidalgo ... Andrea Stevens (as Kim Hidalgo)
Arjay Smith ... Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon Orin Mozon ... Billy
Lamont Thompson ... Clyde Williams
Trinity Scott Brown Trinity Scott Brown ... Kelsi (as Trinity Scott)
Janora McDuffie ... Cari Vaughn
Laura Black ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some people are just dying to be heard.

Genres:

Drama

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Save a Life See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,513,955, 24 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,773,863, 4 April 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Alternate Versions

A "church-friendly" version was provided for public screenings. See more »

Soundtracks

Shine On
Performed by Needtobreathe
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Must see for teens!
26 January 2010 | by cathywatson-642-817845See all my reviews

Saw this with my 14 year old daughter this weekend. This is an excellent movie for teens between the ages of 13-17. If you're deciding whether to watch it, don't be swayed by the overall rating as those who gave the lowest ratings do not belong to the intended audience group (males over 45 have given it the lowest rating - not sure why they felt the need to review it as it wasn't a movie for them?) I teach leadership to 14 and 15 year-old students at my school, and they were so excited when I showed them just the trailer! If you work with students then you know that what is portrayed in this movie is not exaggerated, but issues that they are actually dealing with on a daily basis. Even at my private, Christian school bullying is an issue. This movie has an excellent message and will help teens have the courage to stand up and be themselves, instead of just following the crowd.


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