The 5th Quarter

March 25th, 2011


The 5th Quarter

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Andie MacDowell and Aidan Quinn in The 5th QuarterStacy Earl in The 5th QuarterRyan Merriman and Jillian Batherson in The 5th QuarterRick Bieber and Alan Cohen in The 5th QuarterMichael Harding, Ryan Merriman and Micah Ryan Andrews in The 5th QuarterRyan Merriman and Jillian Batherson in The 5th Quarter

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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.0/10 (497 voted)

Director: Rick Bieber

Stars: Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn

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.

Andie MacDowell - Maryanne Abbate
Ryan Merriman - Jon Abbate
Aidan Quinn - Steven Abbate
Andrea Powell - Bonnie
Anessa Ramsey - Lynn Garber
Jillian Batherson - Hailey Scott
Stefan Guy - Luke Abbate
Bonnie Johnson - Joan Kinsey
Michael Harding - Coach Jim Grobe
Maureen Mountcastle - Pam Steele
Patrick Stogner - Henry
William Smith Yelton - Brandon
Alexander Isaiah Thomas - Lacrosse Player #11
R. Keith Harris - Dr. Phillips
Kristen Nicole LaPrade - Susie Simons

Taglines: From the ashes of great tragedy can come great achievement.


Official Website: Official MySpace | Official site |

Release Date: 25 March 2011

Filming Locations: Wake Forest University - 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $202,342 (USA) (27 March 2011) (123 Screens)

Gross: $399,611 (USA) (10 April 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Canada:

Josh Gattis: Luke was with you today, I know he was

User Review

Tries to hit all the stereotypes and fails miserably

Rating: 2/10

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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