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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.
Why Is The 5th Quarter Rated PG?
The 5th Quarter is rated PG for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking. (Edited. Originally rated PG-13 in 2010)
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Violence: A character drives recklessly despite his passengers’ protests. A wrecked and mangled car is shown. A blood-covered victim is shown in an emergency room. Open-heart surgery and other medical procedures are briefly depicted. Some football action includes tackling and hard hits. A drunken man shouts at his friends. Another character yells at dinner guests. Characters discuss the deaths of their loved ones.
Sexual Content: Couples kiss infrequently.
Language: The script contains infrequent profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink as a way to deal with tragedy and one man becomes intoxicated. A woman consumes alcohol while preparing dinner. A brief scene of smoking is included.
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Michael Harding, who plays Coach Grobe, also stars in the sports movies Secretariat and Radio as well as the military story Dear John. A community faces tragedy when almost the entire college football team dies in a plane accident in We Are Marshall.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR
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Home Video Notes: The 5th Quarter
Release Date: 30 August 2011
The 5th Quarter releases to DVD and Blu-ray on August 30, 2011. Both formats include the bonus feature, The Making of The 5th Quarter.