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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 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 Daugherty ... 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:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,581,517, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$3,777,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,824,868
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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

Sunset Cliffs
Performed by Paul Wright
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A 10-Rating, Must-See Film!
23 January 2010 | by inshockSee all my reviews

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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