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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 party scene where cops crash party is filmed at two different houses.(inside,outside) 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

Sunset Cliffs
Performed by Paul Wright
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A must see movie.....
18 August 2010 | by lovetoya0509See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Redbox and had been wanting to get it for a few days cause it looked pretty good according to the trailer. Last night I got it and Letters to God for me and my brother to watch. We watched Letters to God which was pretty good, then we started watching To Save A Life at 2:30am. I was getting really sleepy but within the first 5 minutes of this movie I was wide awake. I didn't know this was a Christian based movie. And the storyline and characters were amazing. Me and my brother were so into the movie we didn't even realize how late it was, or how tired we were. I love movies and am drawn to good dramas, especially Christian based ones. This one was way better then Letters to God. This movie was very powerful and tackled youth struggling with self-esteem issues, knowing God, and Spiritual values. I wish they had movies like this when I was in high school. I was a Sophomore in high school when Columbine happened and in so many ways the things characters dealt with in this movie were similar to the things kids at Columbine dealt with. Another thing is, most Christian films the quality of the movie isn't that great, like they had minimal locations or equipment to work with. The Cinematography sucks, and so do the actors, but you are able to overlook those things to a degree because you are looking at the overall message of the film. But, with To Save A Life you have a quality produced film, with beautiful Cinematography, great actors and actresses, a good musical soundtrack and just an overall amazing story. Definitely the best movie I've seen in a while. Everyone should check this one out. Me and my brother are going to go buy it. :)


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