The 5th Quarter DVD 2011

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Based on a true story, the powerful and thought-provoking new film, The 5th Quarter, takes audiences inside the lives of the Abbate family and their struggle with the untimely death of the family's youngest son, Luke, who in 2006 was killed in a reckless driving accident at the tender age of fifteen.

"If God is so good, how could he let such bad things happen to such good people?" The 5th Quarter vividly brings this perennial concern to dramatic life, and offers a distinctively Christian response to the problem of suffering. To be sure, The 5th Quarter is a tale of heartache - a heartache that nearly rips a devoted family apart. But the tale does not end in despair. This is because, at its heart, the faith of the Abbate family transforms what might have been a not untypical domestic tragedy into a compelling story of hope, healing and Redemption.

Playing a major role in the family's healing process is son Jon Abbate's role on the Wake Forest University football team. At first emotionally unable to return to the practice field after Luke's death, Jon has to struggle to overcome his grief. When he finally does return to the team, he dedicates the season to the memory of his brother. As part of the dedication, Jon begins, at the start of the final quarter of each game, to hold up his hand in the number "five," Luke's number on his high school team. His parents and his teammates join him, and soon the fans and even the opposing teams are holding up their hands in honor of Luke. The fourth quarter of every game becomes known as "the 5th quarter," and amazingly, Jon's Wake Forest team goes on to the most successful season in its history.

Featuring performances from Hollywood stars Andie MacDowell and Aidan Quinn as Luke's parents, Maryanne and Steven Abbate, and starring Ryan Merriman as Luke's beloved older brother, Jon, The 5th Quarter invites audiences to reflect more deeply upon the true meaning of the suffering and upheavals God permits, and to help them open up to the grace that offers the only possible resolution to such trials.

The 5th Quarter Companion Guide

Actors: Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman, Anessa Ramsey, Andrea Powell
Directors: Rick Bieber
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 96 Minutes
Release Date: 08/30/2011
Distributed by: EMI
Studio: Fox Faith
UPC: 024543745327
CShopper ID: CSMOV1355

  • CShopper ID: CSMOV1355
  • Manufactured by: Fox Faith
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