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The 5th Quarter (2010)

Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.

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Bonnie
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In February, 2006, young Luke Abbate accepted a ride home from a fellow student following his high-school team practice. In a severe case of irresponsible and reckless teen-age driving, and over the objections of Luke and the other young passengers, the driver lost control of the car at nearly 90 miles-per-hour, spinning off a narrow road and landing in an embankment some seventy feet below. Luke suffered irreparable brain damage, and died in the hospital two days later - just four days before his sixteenth birthday. Written by anonymous

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From the ashes of great tragedy can come great achievement.

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Rated PG for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

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La vittoria di Luke - The 5th quarter  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$202,342 (USA) (25 March 2011)

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$399,611 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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Josh Gattis: Luke was with you today, I know he was
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Right At Home
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Performed by Mama's Gravy
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A Film With A Heart-Wrenching Message
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, ye of little faith. This film had flaws as almost any film does but, there have been several criticisms about some less than stellar acting. It is true to some extent. Truth be known, several participants were the real people in the real world of the events that took place from the actual story. I am always amazed by the reviews that seem so opposite from agreement. This film dealt with the tragedy that sometimes befalls only some families and it shows that families can work thru their sorrows. I rate this film 7 stars because I know a similar tragedy and I pray that you never have to walk with this tragedy in your life. Quinn does an outstanding performance that conveyed the pain and suffering of a father as did the rest of the main cast. This is a heart wrenching story to watch but one with a valuable lesson to share.


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