The 5th Quarter parents guide

The 5th Quarter

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+

Why is The 5th Quarter rated PG? The MPAA rated The 5th Quarter PG for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking. (Edited. Originally rated PG-13 in 2010)

Run Time: 125 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The 5th Quarter rated PG? The 5th Quarter is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material, some language, medical images and brief smoking. (Edited. Originally rated PG-13 in 2010)

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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The 5th Quarter
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NR

News About "The 5th Quarter"

Cast and Crew

The 5th Quarter is directed by Rick Bieber and stars Aidan Quinn, Ryan Merriman, Andie MacDowell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The 5th Quarter movie is August 30, 2011. Here are some details…

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.

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