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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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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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)  »

Also Known As:

La vittoria di Luke - The 5th quarter  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Taken It All Away
Written by Katy J.
Performed by Katy J.
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Tries to hit all the stereotypes and fails miserably
20 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amateurish movie. This is a waste of a "based on a true story" movie. -Acting is halfway decent and is not helped by the poor dialogue. -The background music/song selection is incessantly annoying because it feels over the top and forced. -Scenes jump all over the place and lack cohesion. -Even the sports part is about as unexciting as you can get. I mean how can you screw that up?

Basically it's a bad movie and this is coming from a guy whose a sucker for this type of inspirational true story/sports genre.

So in closing, is this a half assed review? Yes it is, but you know what, I felt compelled to tell the other side after reading the only other review which is clearly biased.


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