The 5th Quarter

DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The 5th Quarter
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. Lives 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.

Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Fifth quarter


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 08, 2014
  • AllForHim rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow very good

Jan 06, 2013
  • charmed04 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 31, 2012
  • jdm2 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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
  • joseph rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • WendyGD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at My Library