Saved!

Directed by Brian Dannelly
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Saved! (2004) Mary (Jena Malone) is a good Christian girl who goes to a good Christian high school where she has good Christian friends, mainly Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore), and a perfect Christian boyfriend, Dean (Chad Faust). Her life seems perfect, until the day that she finds out that Dean may be gay. After "seeing" a vision of Jesus in a pool, she does everything in her power to help him turn straight, including offering up her virginity. But none of it helps because Dean's caught and sent to a "degayification" center and Mary ends up pregnant. It's during her time of need that she becomes real friends with the school's set of "misfits," including Cassandra (Eva Amurri), the school's only Jewish girl; Roland (Macaulay Culkin), Hilary Faye's wheelchairbound brother, and Patrick (Patrick Fugit), the skateboarder son of the school's principal, Pastor Skip (Martin Donovan); whilst Hilary Faye turns her into a social outcast.



Director

Brian Dannelly



Writers

Brian Dannelly (written by) &

Michael Urban (written by)



Cast

Jena Malone... Mary

Mandy Moore... Hilary Faye

Macaulay Culkin... Roland

Patrick Fugit... Patrick

Heather Matarazzo... Tia

Eva Amurri... Cassandra

Chad Faust... Dean

Elizabeth Thai... Veronica

Martin Donovan... Pastor Skip

MaryLouise Parker... Lillian

Kett Turton... Mitch

Julia Arkos... PE Coach

Donna White... Trudy Mason

James Caldwell... Hairdresser

Nicki Clyne... Guitar Player













Trivia

  • According to producer Sandy Stern, the film had gone through "about 200 rewrites". The original script had Hilary Faye, played by Mandy Moore, shooting up the school.

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