The 5th QuarterMarch 25, 2011
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)
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.
Coach Jim Grobe
William Smith Yelton
Alexander Isaiah Thomas
Lacrosse Player #11
R. Keith Harris
Kristen Nicole LaPrade
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
Opening Weekend: $202,342
(27 March 2011)
(10 April 2011)
Luke was with you today, I know he was
Tries to hit all the stereotypes and fails miserably
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.