The 5th Quarter

March 25, 2011 0 By Fans
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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)

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


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


William Smith Yelton


Alexander Isaiah Thomas

Lacrosse Player #11

R. Keith Harris

Dr. Phillips

Kristen Nicole LaPrade

Susie Simons

From the ashes of great tragedy can come great achievement.


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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


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

Gross: $399,611
(10 April 2011)

Technical Specs




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.