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Facing the Giants (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  29 September 2006 (USA)
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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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Steve Williams ...
Larry Childers
Chris Willis ...


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


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


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti  »

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Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Though "Facing the Giants" is not a true story, and some people think that certain parts are unrealistic, just about every "Miracle" or amazing event in the movie are things that they really have seen happen in real life. These include: a coach being given a car, the revival scene, the wind helping a field goal, couples having children after being told they never would, and where Mr. Bridges shows up to tell Grant a message from GOD through the book of Revelation (this was based on an event that really did happen to Jim McBride at Sherwood Christian Academy). See more »


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 »


Grant Taylor: I want God to bless this team so much people will talk about what He did. But it means we gotta give Him our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him. Either way we honor Him with our actions and our attitudes. So I'm askin' you... What are you living for? I resolve to give God everything I've got, then I'll leave the results up to Him. I want to know if you'll join me.
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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 »


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a little movie with a lot of heart
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was well worth my time. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a good uplifting movie to check this one out. the characters are easy to relate to and the underlying story is very heartwarming. If you are having a bad day, or even if you are having a good day, this would be a great film. I left the movie feeling uplifted and full of hope!! The spirit of the movie is a bit reminiscent of "Pay It Forward". One word of warning, although the film does make you laugh in parts, you will need to bring your own box of tissues. After watching the film, I found out that the film was shot with only 1 camera. I honestly did not notice while watching the movie. everyone should be able to find a part of themselves in at least one of the main characters.

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