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Overall A-

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking. (Edited. Originally rated PG-13 in 2010)

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The 5th Quarter

Are any consequences shown for the young man who drives recklessly? Who, besides the Abbate family, would be impacted by this tragedy?

How does each of the family members grieve? In what ways does the community offer support? Why is the process different for everyone?

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