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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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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

During the Giants final drive the quarterback #11 is seen on the sideline behind coach Bobby Duke as he calls in the play. Then he is magically back on the field to run the play. 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 »

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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Flowershop Blues
Performed by Ryan Way, Jared Fowler & Sean Barna
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My review of Facing The Giants
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband & I were able to see the movie Facing the Giants in Denver at the CBA conference. I must say this was the Best movie I have seen in years. It gets you right from the start. you go from crying to cheering. The movie is packed full of family values and football. I thought "oh another football movie" I was wrong Facing the Giants is not like any other football movie I have ever seen. I came home totally on fire & excited about this movie coming out in Theaters. I have told all my friends & family about it. I have even told people I didn't even know about it. GO see the movie you wont be disappointed. Unless of course you like me don't have a theater in your area playing the movie. This makes me very sad. The movie is great. I cant say enough good about it with out giving anything away. We came out of the theater encouraged and happy. When is the last time you came out of a movie Encouraged & happy. So excited you wanted everyone you knew to go see it? My prayer now is that a Theatre near me will pick it up. Thank you.


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