FROM THE ASHES OF GREAT TRAGEDY CAN COME GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
A Triumphant Story of Family, Faith and Football, THE 5TH QUARTER Comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 30
The heartwarming tale of the Abbate family is now embodied in this one-of-a-kind movie. The 5th Quarter delves into the 2006 Wake Forest University football season, and to gear up for the release of the film out on Blu-ray and DVD August 30th, we’ve put together some of our favorite cinematic sport “Cinderella Stories”.
Directed by Rick Bieber, The 5th Quarter takes a closer look a family dealing with the shocking and tragic car crash that took their young son’s life. Based on a true story and a recent recipient of the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of 12, comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football. Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall, A Shine of Rainbows) and MacDowell deliver emotionally stirring performances as the real mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University.
Hoosiers – 1986
In this Oscar-nominated film, Gene Hackman plays the brand new basketball coach of a small-town Indiana film that made the state finals in 1954. Hackman delivers a truly stellar performance as does the entire cast of this underdog story.
Rudy – 1993
Sean Astin shines in this beloved football film that was actually penned by Angelo Pizzo, creator of Hoosiers. Despite all obstacles, Rudy lives his dream and finally is able to lead Notre Dame to victory.
Miracle – 2004
Kurt Russell plays Herb Brooks, hockey player-turned-coach who let the 1980 U.S. Olympic team to victory. Defeating the legendary Russian team, the Team USA win united millions of viewer across the country.
The Fighter – 2010
Hailed with numerous awards, The Fighter takes a look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his trainer brother who helped him go pro.
The Blind Side – 2009
You probably already knew that Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her moving performance as Leigh Ann Tuohy Michael in The Blind Side. What you may not know is that Michael Oher wrote his own autobiography: I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond.
Remember The Titans – 2000
Denzel as Coach Herman Boone battles adversity when he heads up one of the first racially integrated high school football teams in America. It’s crazy to think that this all took place in 1971 – see how far we’ve come!
Watch for my 5th Quarter Review & Giveaway coming later this week! Curtsey of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Follow them on Twitter @FoxHomeEnt !