The 5th Quarter

The 5th Quarter

DVD - 2011
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"In the spirit of The Blind Side comes this inspiring true story of family, faith, and football... Jon Abbate [is] a rising football star at Wake Forest University... [L]ives are suddenly shattered when the family's youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident. Inspired by Luke's memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories--leading to a thrilling climax"--Container.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition: Special edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Fifth quarter [dvd]


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Jan 30, 2018

What a tearjerker! But really a great movie!

AllForHim Jan 08, 2014

Clean movie with some high profile actors, however, the acting was poor and the plot was predictable and corny at times. Is ok for a family movie, but nothing tops my list on this one.

Apr 04, 2013

wow very good

Jan 06, 2013

Good story line but too many holes. Could've taken a page from The Blind Side or Remember the Titans. If you choice to watch have a box of Kleenex handy. A crying movie is always very cathartic for me.

jdm2 Jan 31, 2012

Acting and dialog is not the best. However, it is a decent film that shows how a family copes with losing a child.

Nov 11, 2011

Good - The 5th Quarter is a beautiful film that focuses on how to deal with extreme grief; in this case the tragic death of a 15 year old boy. The emotions run high from one scene to another as each member of the family find different ways to deal with their loss. Sometimes we have difficulty understanding God's plan but films like this lend some answers that we all crave. In the end, we're here to serve our Lord through love of others reaching out to all and lifting those that need a hand to stand. Both Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell provide heart-felt performances as the parents of Luke Abbate. Let's see more solid films like this come out of Hollywood and fill the shelves of OPL.

Nov 02, 2011

Be prepared to cry. And cry. And cry. Yes, it showed some of what it is like to lose a child or a brother suddenly, and it really is a tragic loss. Tears are needed. It also shows how a family can return from the overwhelming grief, but (like real life) it is slow in coming. For inspirational football movies, "The Blind Side" and "Facing the Giants" are better.

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