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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. »

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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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Why Is The 5th Quarter Rated PG?


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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