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Facing the Giants -- From the award winning producers of FLYWHEEL comes an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure
Facing the Giants -- Drama about a football coach in this home video trailer
Facing the Giants -- 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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29 September 2006 (USA) See more »
Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. See more »
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Alex Kendrick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Kendrick 
Stephen Kendrick 

Produced by
Michael Catt .... executive producer
Tracy Goode .... associate producer
Terry Hemmings .... executive producer
Alex Kendrick .... producer
Stephen Kendrick .... producer
Jim McBride .... executive producer
David Nixon .... co-producer
Brad Weston .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alex Kendrick 
Mark Willard 
Cinematography by
Bob Scott (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ryan Hensley 
Alex Kendrick 
Casting by
Lisa Arnold 
Terri Catt 
Costume Design by
Terri Catt 
Makeup Department
Curry Bushnell .... makeup department head
Marie Keefe .... assistant makeup artist
Mary Smit .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Nixon .... assistant director
Sound Department
Patrick Donahue .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Nick Palladino .... sound designer
Rob Whitehurst .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera
Ben McLeod .... second assistant camera
Chip Monk .... additional camera operator
Keith Slade .... gaffer
Keith Slade .... lighting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hayley Catt .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Ryan Hensley .... assistant editor
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
Lisa Arnold .... location scout
Larry Frenzel .... distribution & licensing
Holly Stiegel .... script supervisor
Mark Joseph .... marketing (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some thematic elements
111 min
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Did You Know?

In addition to Mark Richt, many other people in the film do the same things in real life that they do in the film: Bailey Cave and James Blackwell really played football for Sherwood Christian Academy, Wayne Holley is a real doctor, Josh McFarland is a real teacher, Kevin McDermond is a real sports newscaster, Bobby Jackson is a real games announcer, Shannon Fields is a real coach's wife and Bill Butler really is in real-estate (and helped provide the house that was used in Sherwood's next movie "Fireproof").See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Grant Taylor:I'm a bit nervous. It's the championship. It's kind of surreal for me.
Mark Richt:Well, I can promise you. I don't care what level of ball you're coaching; it's surreal when you make it to the championship game. And Grant, I can just tell you: I'm so proud of you and what you've done. I've been reading about the team and where you've gone, and more than anything else I'm just proud of the fact that you finally learned to win the big one.
Grant Taylor:Well, we haven't played them yet.
Mark Richt:No, you won the big one when you accepted Christ. And now that you're teaching these guys and ministering to them, I think it's just fantastic.
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References Flywheel (2003)See more »
Stained Glass MasqueradeSee more »

10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
God is not a genie, 29 May 2009
Author: connor ure from New Zealand

This movie is a disgrace. for one thing the movie is a complete cliché overboard soppy drama and for another it's depiction of god is one of the most disgusting things i have witnessed. okay one i am not Christian but i know that god is not a Free walmart vendor. you do not simply go around saying if you believe then ........ will come true or quoting scriptures that have not much to do with the situation. this movie shows a man who is a football coach and who's life sucks, crap car, crap team, crap wage, crap non baby etc then all of a sudden his faith in god shows he can have all of these things. this movie is so clichéd and completely demeans god

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