The 5th Quarter

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The 5th Quarter
The5thQuarter2011Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Rick Bieber
Produced by Rick Bieber[1]
Written by Rick Bieber
Based on Jon Abbate and the 2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team
Starring
Music by Andy Mendelson
Cinematography Craig Haagensen
Edited by Mark Conte
Production
company
  • 5th Quarter
  • Park Entertainment
Distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures
Release dates
  • March 25, 2011 (2011-03-25)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million[2]
Box office $408,159 (US)[2]

The 5th Quarter is a 2010 American film written, directed and produced by Rick Bieber based on actual events.

Plot[edit]

Luke Abbate is a popular high school athlete, who plays lacrosse and football. When the 15-year-old dies in a car accident caused by a reckless teenage driver after lacrosse practice in February 2006, Luke's older brother Jon Abbate is motivated to have the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team be successful in their upcoming season.

The plot is based on a true story, dealing with the events of the Wake Forest football team's 2006 season. Luke Abbate's parents set up a foundation in his honor, which gives scholarships to deserving students from Luke's high school and helps families deal with issues around reckless teenage driving.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. "Mind On Your Music" by Mama's Gravy
  2. "I Don't Wanna Know" by Mama's Gravy
  3. "Right At Home" by Mama's Gravy
  4. "Something More" by SupaPhat
  5. "Less Than Zero" by Black Mercies
  6. "Taken It All Away" by Katy J.
  7. "Drowning Song" by Lorraine Maher
  8. "Man Of Conviction" by Mama's Gravy

Reception[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 50% of six surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating was 6.1/10.[3] Robert Koehler of Variety called it "poorly written and directed at the most basic levels".[1] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "This real-life football story fumbles the ball at every decisive juncture."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Koehler, Robert (2011-03-24). "Review: ‘The 5th Quarter’". Variety. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "The 5th Quarter". The Numbers. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  3. ^ "The 5th Quarter (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  4. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (2011-03-24). "The 5th Quarter: Movie Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 

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