Save Me (film)

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Save Me
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Cary
Produced byChristopher Racster
Herb Hamsher
Chad Allen
Robert Gant
Judith Light
Screenplay byRobert Desiderio
Story byCraig Chester
Alan Hines
StarringChad Allen
Robert Gant
Judith Light
Stephen Lang
Music byJeff Cardoni
CinematographyRodney Taylor
Edited byPhillip J. Bartell
Distributed byFirst Run Features
Release date
  • January 21, 2007 (2007-01-21) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

Save Me is a 2007 film directed by Robert Cary about Mark (Chad Allen), a drug-addicted homosexual man who is admitted into an ex-gay program run by Gayle (Judith Light) and her husband Ted (Stephen Lang). The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was later picked up for distribution by independent studio First Run Features.

In September 2008 the film began its limited theatrical release in select markets in the United States.[1]

The film screened at over 6 film festivals and has drawn positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Time Out London and several other publications.[2][3]

Plot summary[edit]

When Mark—a young gay man addicted to sex and drugs—hits bottom, his concerned brother checks him into a Christian retreat in the New Mexico desert. Run by a compassionate husband and wife team, Gayle and Ted have made it their life's mission to "cure" young men of their 'gay affliction' through spiritual guidance. At first, Mark resists, but soon takes the message to heart. As Mark's fellowship with his fellow Ex-Gays grow stronger, however, he finds himself powerfully drawn to Scott, another young man battling family demons of his own. As their friendship begins to develop into romance, Mark and Scott are forced to confront their true selves.[4]


Actor Role
Jeremy Glazer Trey
Chad Allen Mark
David Petruzzi Dustin
Arron Shiver Jude
Colin Jones Randall
Stephen Lang Ted
Judith Light Gayle
William Dennis Hurley Bill
Robert Gant Scott
Robert Baker Lester
Ross Kelly Adam
Luce Rains Clerk
Paul Scallan Paul
Carmen Morales Lydia
Forrest Fyre Dr. Wilson
Greg Serano Hector
Marc Miles Pastor Thompson
Kevin Wiggins Mr. Andrews
Mary Evans Mrs. Andrews
Hunter Krestan John
Carmen Serano Anna
Sam Gill Jeff
Brent Lambert Dancer (uncredited)
Paul McGowen Doctor Lowney (uncredited)


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