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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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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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...With God, all things are possible... See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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15 April 2010 (South Korea)  »

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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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In the scene where Grant tells everyone the good news from Stan Schultz, there was a storm coming; thunder can be heard in one take that can be seen on the Bloopers. They didn't think that they'd be able to finish filming that day, but many people were praying about it, and amazingly the storm actually stopped just across the street and moved around them. In the Audio Commentary, Alex Kendrick said "It was like GOD said 'No you guys keep filming, I'll take care of the weather'. We could see the rain coming down across the street but it never came to the field." Interestingly, one of the lines that Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) say's in this scene is "I want you to know that I serve a big GOD, and he can do whatever he wants to do, however he wants to do it", which is something that they literally experienced while filming it that day. See more »

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During the championship game, after the Giants' second touchdown but before the Eagles' first touchdown, there is a scene where it is obvious the shot has been reversed. As the players struggle, it can be seen that the numbers and letters on the jerseys are backward. See more »

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J.T. Hawkins Jr.: So basically we got the toughest schedule we ever had. And less talent we ever had...
Grant Taylor: I'm so sick of average seasons.
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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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Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

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Come On Back To Me
Words by Mac Powell, Music by Third Day
Performed by Third Day
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Absolutely incredible!
15 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie touched every emotion: joy, sadness, anger, confusion, peace, humor...but most of all HOPE that is found in Christ alone! People in the theater interrupted the movie with applause, MUCH laughter and most cried at some point! An incredible and exhilarating story of hope! It is incredible to realize that this first-class movie that is so well-done was birthed and produced by a church in south Georgia!! If you know someone who is struggling against the giants we face in life, or a couple who is struggling to make ends meet, or struggling to have a child, or just someone who needs to be encouraged, GET THEM TO THIS MOVIE! We need MORE movies like this! Buy some tickets and give them away...you can affect a life or a family FOREVER!!! My church has committed to buy 1,000 tickets! We are GIVING FREE tickets to every varsity football player and coach in our area! I challenge others to do the same in YOUR area. Spread the word! This film is a MUST-SEE!


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