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.
Some people are just dying to be heard.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality
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Many scenes were shot late at night. See more
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
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.
A "church-friendly" version was provided for public screenings. See more
Performed by Needtobreathe See more
11 November 2010 (South Korea)
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Also Known As:
How to Save a Life
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,581,517,
24 January 2010
Gross USA: $3,777,210
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,824,868
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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