MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 403 this week

Facing the Giants (2006)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 9,491 users   Metascore: 38/100
Reviews: 374 user | 29 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 May 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Facing the Giants (2006)

Facing the Giants (2006) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Facing the Giants.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fireproof (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In an attempt to save his marriage, A firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".

Director: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel
Courageous (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

Director: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh
Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Everything can change in an instant...and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love.

Director: David G. Evans
Stars: Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr.
Flywheel (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Rosetta Harris Armstrong, Lisa Arnold, Blake Bailey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Director: Brian Baugh
Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An wise old Christian man imparts Biblical truths to three boys during the summer of 1970.

Director: Rich Christiano
Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Jansen Panettiere, Robert Guillaume
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century takes place.

Director: Timothy A. Chey
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Shannen Fields, Corbin Bernsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Taylor
Stars: Michael W. Smith, Jeff Obafemi Carr, J. Don Ferguson
October Baby (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of an attempted foeticide.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Stars: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

Director: Ryan Little
Stars: Sean Faris, Penn Badgley, Gary Cole
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rumors of Wars is a suspenseful, action packed film with two converging story-lines, the first one centering around an aspiring college journalist named Roxy (Jennifer Cooper), finds ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tomborello
Stars: Ben Davies, Jennifer Cooper, Eric Roberts
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Himself
Kyle Scott ...
Shiloh Football Player
Mary Smit ...
Field Nurse
Steve Williams ...
Larry Childers
Chris Willis ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Grant's old car was one that Stephen Kendrick found and "dressed up" to look really pathetic. It really wasn't working very well and was hard to get around to different locations. See more »

Goofs

When David is about to kick the 51 yard field goal in the championship game and his dad stands up, the camera pans back for a wide angle and the dad is the only person in that area. Then in a matter of seconds a man is right next to him asking if he needs help; this same man then magically disappears again and reappears deep within the stands to cheer for the field goal a few seconds later. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits after "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!" a good advice follows: "FACE YOUR GIANTS!" See more »

Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Flowershop Blues
Performed by Ryan Way, Jared Fowler & Sean Barna
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Movie for Football Fans
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview showing of this movie about a year ago. I am thrilled to see it is coming out. The story is an excellent story of life, as portrayed by a football coach and his team. Viewers will see a man come to grips with the problems of his life and inspire a football team that has lost its inspiration. Add to that great football action and excitement, and this is a movie to tell your friends about.

I happen to be a person of faith, thus when I see the movie I smile because I know exactly why this story is believable. When you see it, you will undoubtedly enjoy the story, and who knows maybe you also will smile!


70 of 135 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
As a professional working in the industry...this was GOOD newlifemedia
Good God erdmenger11
For Real Evolvingforchrist
Do you have to be a Christian to watch this movie? the_editor
My experience of 'facing the giants' antoineze
Last night I watched Facing the Giants hrguy2009
Discuss Facing the Giants (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?