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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.
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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Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. See more »
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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. 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
 
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
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111 min
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In the scene where Grant tells everyone the good news from Stan Schultz, there was a storm coming; thunder can be heard in one take that can be seen on the Bloopers. They didn't think that they'd be able to finish filming that day, but many people were praying about it, and amazingly the storm actually stopped just across the street and moved around them. In the Audio Commentary, Alex Kendrick said "It was like GOD said 'No you guys keep filming, I'll take care of the weather'. We could see the rain coming down across the street but it never came to the field." Interestingly, one of the lines that Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) say's in this scene is "I want you to know that I serve a big GOD, and he can do whatever he wants to do, however he wants to do it", which is something that they literally experienced while filming it that day.See more »
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Continuity: 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:
[last lines]
Grant Taylor:Oh God, Oh God, I'm, I'm overwhelmed.
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Movie Connections:
References Flywheel (2003)See more »
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Stained Glass MasqueradeSee more »

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89 out of 138 people found the following review useful.
Facing the Giants Is More Than Hollywood Clichés, 29 September 2006
Author: the_crains from Kentucky

Facing The Giants is a "feel good" movie. As I type those words, I can't help but think, "OK, I've just alienated at least half the readers from seeing the movie". A "feel good" movie doesn't have to translate to pure sap. Think Rocky more than Steel Magnolias. Although even that comparison is lacking, because similarities between Giants and Rocky or Rudy or for that matter any other "come from behind" sports movies also come up short. One thing is for sure, no one viewing Giants will miss the Christian content, and that difference alone makes the film unique. But that's not the only thing that sets this film apart. The fact that it was made mostly by volunteer amateurs from Albany, Georgia's Sherwood Baptist Church-for $100,000-is a testimony to what people can do when they passionately believe in something. That alone makes this a truly "inspiring" film! The story focuses on Coach Grant Taylor (played by writer, director, and Sherwood associate pastor Alex Kendrick), whose Shiloh Christian Academy football team hasn't had a winning season in six years. After losing a star player to another team, things are looking down for the Shiloh Eagles, and school board members begin to consider showing Taylor the door. The coach is having a bad year for sure. He drives a beat up car, his house smells like something died, and worst of all-he and wife discover they can't have children of their own. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) board that hands out movie ratings says that it was in fact this pregnancy theme that earned Giants it's PG rating. Don't be concerned by this "adult" topic-it's handled very appropriately for the whole family. On the "family" topic: yes you can the kids. My recommendation would be ages 8 and up, only because younger children may be bored with the football and "personal crisis" themes. But there is no sexual content or profanity, and violence is limited to football tackles. By the way, the football action looks great, thanks to one of the paid crew members, cinematographer Bob Scott. He's worked with the amazing NFL films as well as Friday Night Lights and many others. This is a very good film for the family-I actually think that's what this movie was made for. I can see families going out to eat after the movie and discussing some of the themes (trust in God, respecting your parents). If my son was older, I would be taking him to see it for sure. The movie could truly have a positive impact on kids-as opposed to the mindless entertainment they are often subjected to. As the story unfolds, Taylor reaches a breaking point, and decides that all he can do is trust the Lord for guidance. He tells his team, "If we win, we praise him and if we lose we praise him". Most adults won't be too surprised where the films goes after that-however I think kids in the audience will be delighted-and maybe inspired-by the turn of events. Let me go back to the "pure sap" comment for a moment. Some people may think this film is the definition of "sap" as the story progresses. I didn't see it that way. As a Christian, I have seen God turn around impossible situations-so for me, I was thinking "yeah, God can do that". So does Giants show us that when the chips are down, all we have to do is pray and things change immediately? Alex Kendrick talks about this in an interview with Christianity Today: "That's always the first negative comment we get after our test screenings. I'm not a name-it-and-claim-it guy; I think God does allow us to struggle." However I understand where Kendrick is coming from when he goes on to say, "We ended up with our story for two reasons: Number one, we had seen it happen around us. And number two, it's a movie and we wanted people to leave inspired and encouraged." We had seen it happen around us. Giants is a reflection of that. If you're like me, you will "feel good" at the end of the movie. That's not a bad thing! Go see this movie-and take the kids.

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