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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Credited cast:
Alicia Houston (as Erin Catt)
James Blackwell ...
Bailey Cave ...
Dan W. Howell Sr. ...
Announcer #2
Jim McBride ...
Tommy McBride ...
Jason McLeod ...
Mark Richt ...
Kyle Scott ...
Shiloh Football Player
Mary Smit ...
Field Nurse
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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Did You Know?


The character "Larry Childers" was based on Alex and Stephens father Larry Kendrick who is in a wheelchair. See more »


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 »


J.T. Hawkins Jr.: You think I gotta get at least a moped outta this or something.
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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 »


References Kojak (1973) See more »


Come Together
Written by Mac Powell (as Johnny Mac Powell), Mark Lee (as Mark D. Lee),
Brad Avery (as Bradley Avery), Tai Anderson (as Samuel Tai Anderson), David Carr
Performed by Third Day
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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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