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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 »
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Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

 

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
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111 min
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Bobby Lee Duke was played by Jim McBride- an Associate Pastor of Sherwood Baptist church who was once a professional wrestler. The lollipop was his idea.See more »
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Continuity: When Grant Taylor discovers he's received a new pick up truck as a gift, he drops a folio on the parking lot. He walks around the truck and then drives off without ever picking the folio up again.See more »
Quotes:
Brock Kelley:You don't want us to win games?
Grant Taylor:No. Not if that's our main goal. Winning football games is too small a thing to live for. And I love football as much as anybody. But even championship trophies will collect dust and one day be forgotten. It's just that so far this has all been about us; how we can look good...
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Referenced in Fireproof (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Never Give Up On MeSee more »

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51 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
A Sunday Sermon Comes To Life On the Gridiron, 8 February 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Well, this movie was a shock to see and to hear. Among the thousands of mainline films I have watched over many years, this is the first I've seen with a modern-day story that was unapologetically Christian. It actually used Jesus and God's name as you would hear in a sermon in church. Of course, the fact that "Hollywood" didn't make this film is understandable; it was produced, directed, written, etc., by a Baptist church in Georgia.

But - surprise - it's available in good quantities at the video stores and actually has the production values of a big-budget Hollywood film. In other words, this looks nice and, for the most part, is adequately acted even though amateurs do the acting. The only one I thought sounded wooden, unfortunately, was Alex Kendrick playing the main character: coach Grant Taylor, the Shiloh Christian High School football coach. Kendrik directed and wrote this film, so kudos to him for all that wonderful work....but an actor, he ain't. Real-life University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt makes a guest appearance and he sounded very relaxed and convincing, as a professional actor would sound. They should have given Richt the main role!

Yes, the story is hokey, especially at the end at the last football game, but what Hollywood movie isn't? It's just a little far-fetched to anyone who knows football. At any rate, the action scenes were well-done and very realistic looking.

To see a movie with this many inspirational and profound Biblical statements was a "revelation" and really nice to see (hear). Hokey or not, there are several moments in this film that should drive most viewers to tears. If not, check your pulse.

The main message of the movie: "All things are possible with God," is a good one and one everyone, including Christians, need to be reminded of periodically. Secular people who don't want to hear anything positive about God or the Bible, or who are just plain biased against Christians, will hate this film and wouldn't last 30 minutes watching it. I have a very good friend who is in that category and I couldn't recommend the film to him, because he'd be in the bathroom puking his guts out after a half hour. However, if you are more tolerant, or are a follower Of Jesus Christ, then you will find this film inspiring and emotional and worth your time.

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