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Facing the Giants (2006)

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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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

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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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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti  »

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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

The scene where David and his dad are getting ready to go to the big game was actually filmed at night with special lights to make it look like morning. See more »

Goofs

Before the final play of the game they say that there are only two seconds left. When they show the score on the scoreboard you can see that it says 5:12 left. See more »

Quotes

Grant Taylor: We weren't supposed to have a winning season, but we do. We weren't supposed to advance to the playoffs, but we did. We're not supposed to be here, but we are.
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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

Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

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Never Give Up On Me
Written by Michael Boggs, Josh Bates
Performed by Josh Bates
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Go see it!!!
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was an awesome movie. I laughed. I cried. I clapped. I cheered. I smiled! At times, I was on the edge of my seat! The message is truly inspirational. Reminds me a lot of "Remember the Titans" but faith-based. The movie stays away from the usual Hollywood hype. It's clean.....no sidetracking on meaningless words, bad language, or other things that detract from the plot or overall movie. They don't shy away from talking about God or praying. It has down-home charm and a feel-good quality. Our family loved it and will go see it again. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be inspired! My kids are already saving to buy it!


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