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The 5th Quarter (2010)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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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.


Rick Bieber


Rick Bieber
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Andie MacDowell ... Maryanne Abbate
Aidan Quinn ... Steven Abbate
Ryan Merriman ... Jon Abbate
Michael Harding ... Coach Jim Grobe
Anessa Ramsey ... Lynn Garber
Andrea Powell ... Bonnie
Kendrick Cross ... Fireman
R. Keith Harris ... Dr. Phillips
Jillian Batherson ... Haley Scott
Patrick Stogner ... Henry
John Newberg ... Coach Hood
Jon Stafford ... Coach Billings
Bonnie Johnson ... Joan Kinsey
Patt Noday ... ACC Sports TV Reporter
Dave Blamy ... Stan Cotten


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From the ashes of great tragedy can come great achievement.


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Good story, bad script
10 June 2017 | by pawsme62See all my reviews

I had wanted to see this movie for a while, as I am a really big Aidan Quinn fan, so I was thrilled when I found a copy today! But my hopes were too high for the level of this movie. The story was solid, the acting was decent, but the script was obviously an afterthought to the football footage. The writers never really introduced the viewers to the Abbatte family (what was wrong with the daughter?), gave very little notice to the interactions and reactions of the family as a whole regarding their loss, and basically didn't give the actors much with which to present their characters or to move the story line. With such a good story and a high-caliber cast, this movie could have been a great one, but instead it pretty much just laid down with a whimper. Next time, guys, "FOCUS" on the story, not clips of football plays and cheerleaders. Really a sad treatment of a promising premise.

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$202,342, 27 March 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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