The 5th Quarter


An emotional, true story about family, inspiration, football and the gift of life. When a tragic car crash claims the life of 15-year-old Luke Abbate, his older brother Jon considers ending his own college football career but instead decides to honor his brother's memory and continue playing. With his coach's aproval, Jon changes his jersey to Luke's number 5, and dedicates the upcoming football season in remembrance of his younger brother. Driven by Luke's memory, Jon leads his underdog Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship, as they become the most improved team in America. With the support of his family, Jon helps rally a team, a school and a community to achieve more than could ever have been imagined.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The 5th Quarter’ Blu-ray Character Featurette

"For every season, there is a time to hurt a time to heal a time to triumph." Director Rick Bieber's true-life sports drama The 5th Quarter is heading to Blu-ray and DVD on August 30th. We have a special feature clip that offers an exclusive look at the characters played by Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell. Check it out below.

When 15-year-old Luke Abbate (Stefan Guy) is killed in a tragic car accident, the loss leaves his close-knit family reeling with grief. Fueled by faith and their deep familial bond, the Abbates try to rebuild their lives without Luke, fulfilling his wish to help others by donating his organs to save the lives of five other people. But despite the support of loving friends and family, his death leaves a void in their lives that threatens to tear the family apart.

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