The 5th Quarter
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The 5th Quarter
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. While in the hospital, the Abbate family made the difficult decision to permit… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This real-life football story fumbles the ball at every decisive juncture."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Football tearjerker might be too intense for younger viewers."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"The film is poorly written and directed at the most basic levels."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"A well-acted drama that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually. It will make you stand up and cheer."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"It scores points for being that rare "faith based film" to show a little edge."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The 5th Quarter confuses sympathy for empathy. This story deserves better than this amateurish production."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
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