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The 5th Quarter

After a terrible accident kills his younger brother, college student Jon Abbate (Ryan Merriman) isn't sure he will ever be able to play football again. Yet with the help of faith, friends and a caring community, Jon and his grieving parents (Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell) are able to turn tragedy into triumph. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 25 Mar 2011
Video Release: 30 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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The 5th Quarter is rated PG: for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking. (Edited. Originally rated PG-13 in 2010)

Director: Rick Bieber
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Ryan Merriman, Andie MacDowell
Studio: 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for The 5th Quarter.

Detailed Review

Though plenty of fictional athletic tales exists, an unusually high number of movies in the sports genre come from true-life events. Maybe that’s because the athletic arena is a kind… 
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Why Is The 5th Quarter Rated PG?

Violence: A character drives recklessly despite his passengers’ protests. A wrecked and mangled car is… 
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Are any consequences shown for the young man who drives recklessly? Who, besides the Abbate… 
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