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A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

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David Childers
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Brooke Taylor
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Brady Owens
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Bobby Lee Duke
Tommy McBride ...
Jonathan Weston
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Brock Kelley
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Shiloh Football Player
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Larry Childers
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An action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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15 April 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Facing the Giants  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,343,537 (USA) (29 September 2006)

Gross:

$10,174,663 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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Trivia

This was Sherwood's first movie to have a true theatrical release (Flywheel was only shown in a few local theaters). They had a hard time finding distributors who would release it theatrically; no one was interested. Director Alex Kendrick was frustrated, wondering why GOD would let this happen, after all they put into it. Interestingly, the main lesson of the film is to praise GOD whether you win or loose. He felt GOD telling him that it was the same thing with the success of the film. They surrendered it to GOD, and soon afterwards a music company called them who they had asked permission to use a song in the film. Not only did they grant them permission to use the song, they also said that their parent company was interested in releasing it theatrically. Their parent company was Sony, the one company that they hadn't asked. Alex said "GOD opened a door that none of us could've opened, we didn't even knock on their door". The film did better than they ever expected. See more »

Goofs

The shadows on the title sequence are backwards. If the letters in the name "Facing the Giants" were truly back-lit by the lights in the stadium, the shadows would be upside-down, not right-side up. See more »

Quotes

J.T. Hawkins Jr.: By the way, some man called lookin' for you today.
Grant Taylor: Who?
J.T. Hawkins Jr.: Stan Schultz.
Grant Taylor: Stan Schultz?
J.T. Hawkins Jr.: Yeah.
Brady Owens: Stan Schultz - isn't that a cartoonist?
Grant Taylor: That's *Charles* Schultz.
J.T. Hawkins Jr.: No, I thought Charles Schultz was that man that flew across the ocean in "The Spirit of St. Andrews."
Grant Taylor: That's Charles Lindbergh, and it's "The Spirit of St. Louis."
Brady Owens: Naw, Lindbergh is a cheese!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits after "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!" a good advice follows: "FACE YOUR GIANTS!" See more »

Connections

References Flywheel (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Give Up On Me
Written by Michael Boggs, Josh Bates
Performed by Josh Bates
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only for i-cry-in-church christians
29 October 2008 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

this movie es completely awful as a movie. the dialogues are all bible based, same as the music, is a constant preach, cheesy as hell, unwatchable if you don't believe the Christian story, and if you are a Christian that doesn't live by the bible in every way (let's say,if you believe that dinosaurs existed). the movie is pretty bad, the acting is horrible, the dialogues are just old and new testament verses and that's makes disgusting the way to "spread the message" this movie has... in fact, this movie is, before anything else, a preach, second, a bad movie.

the only way that you can enjoy this is if you already are a belligerent Christian or if you are in desperate need for salvation.

don't be fooled by the rating, this movie is, with luck, a 4... most probably a 3, but i will give it a 1, because i really feel disgusted by it...

and sorry for my English, is not my native tongue.


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