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Facing the Giants (2006)

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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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:

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

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,343,537 (USA) (1 October 2006)

Gross:

$10,178,331 (USA)
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Trivia

Much of the movie was filmed at Sherwood Christian Academy. They came up with the fictional name "Shiloh" so that the same Abbreviations could be used. The Scoreboard that reads "Sherwood Christian Academy" was digitally edited to read "Shiloh Christian Academy". See more »

Goofs

At one point, the Eagle's record is shown as being 3 wins and 3 losses. After that, it is then said the team had 5 consecutive wins. During the next game, the announcer comments the Eagle's record is 7 wins and 3 losses when he should have said 8 wins and 3 losses. See more »

Quotes

Grant Taylor: Will someone tell me how we lost to Dewey County 21 to 7? 21 TO 7! Dewey County hasn't beaten Shiloh since you were in kindergarten! I don't know what you call that junk out there, but it sure wasn't football. Nine dropped passes, four fumbles, three interceptions. THEIR DEFENSE SCORED MOST OF THE POINTS! YOU GAVE THE GAME AWAY! You can't win football games if you don't play together as a team! You can't win games when you're more concerned about what you're doing afterwards! And you can't ...
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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 »

Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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