• Released
  • March 25, 2011
  • ((Opens 03/25 in limited release in southeast regions))
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The 5th Quarter Synopsis
Jon Abbate helps lead Wake Forest to its most-successful season in school history.
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Movie Reviews


By loriincali
an inspiring tear-jerker - makes you want to hold your loved ones close and appreciate each moment...i raise my hand for the 5th quarter!...

Bits of Grace

By rcainboys
The transparency of the Abbate family is inspiring to all in times of trouble. Their revelation to the world of their dependency and yet obvious questioning of God is an accurate representation of...

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The 5th Quarter - Family Friendly

By hollymomolly
This was a very touching, heartfelt movie. One that can be enjoyed by the whole family. I cried within the first 10 minutes. The acting was ok. Aidan Quinn overacted in parts of the movie, but...

Prepare to Cry!

By Popcorn_Harbie
I knew little of the story behind this movie. It is a powerful movie! For the first time there is a serious movie with a great message that did not seem "hokey" and contrived. The gamut of...

The Fifth Quarter

By speech101
This movie was awful!!! I live near Wake Forest University and celebrated with them the 2006 season and knew the story. This movie portrayal was horrible and amaturish. The music was insipid and...


By danamperry
Absolutely amazing story of a family bond filled with love, hope, faith and organ donation...it is a movie that EVERYONE should see! Definietly gives the hopeless HOPE and the faithless FAITH! Organ...

It's okay...if you want to cry.

By kaylynmyers
This movie is a heart-wrenching look at the reality of losing a child - my entire family was crying within the first half hour of the movie. But it tries too hard to be a sports movie PLUS a tragedy...

5Th Quarter

By resnal
Very good, touched everyone in the theater....

The 5th Quarter

By nancydalew
Great family movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Football tearjerker may be too intense for younger viewers.
Read the Common Sense Media Review