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Facing the Giants (2006)

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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.


Alex Kendrick


Alex Kendrick (story), Stephen Kendrick (story) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Kendrick ... Grant Taylor
Shannen Fields ... Brooke Taylor
Tracy Goode ... Brady Owens
Bailey Cave Bailey Cave ... David Childers
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Larry Childers
Tommy McBride Tommy McBride ... Jonathan Weston
James Blackwell James Blackwell ... Matt Prater / Shiloh Football Player
Jim McBride Jim McBride ... Bobby Lee Duke
Ray Wood Ray Wood ... Mr. Bridges
Brandon Glow Brandon Glow ... Zach Avery / Shiloh Football Player
Bobby Jackson Bobby Jackson ... Game Announcer #1
Tracy Keller Tracy Keller ... Claire Peterson
Justin Heape Justin Heape ... Rob Scott / Shiloh Football Player
Chris Heape Chris Heape ... Jeremy Johnson / Shiloh Football Player
Stanley R. Hendricks Stanley R. Hendricks ... Georgia Sports Announcer (voice)


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


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


Drama | Fantasy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The "Death Crawl" Exercise was something they came up with themselves that to their knowledge had never been done before. It was very strenuous, not just for the person on the bottom, but also the person on top. Most of it was filmed on a very hot day- 98 degrees. The sweat dripping from Jason McLeod's face at the end was real. He said that he lost about 8-10 pounds that day and was in pain from it. Alex Kendrick and others had to keep going under tents to stay dry. See more »


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 »


Grant Taylor: Scripture says to honor your parents, and all you do is complain.
Matt Prater: All he does is boss me around. He doesn't even try to understand me.
Grant Taylor: Matt, you can't judge your father by his actions and then judge yourself by your intentions. It doesn't work that way. You're not responsible for him. You're responsible for you. You honor God by honoring your authority.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Kojak (1973) See more »


Voice Of Truth
Written by Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman
Performed by Casting Crowns
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My review of Facing The Giants
17 September 2006 | by marj_haaSee all my reviews

My husband & I were able to see the movie Facing the Giants in Denver at the CBA conference. I must say this was the Best movie I have seen in years. It gets you right from the start. you go from crying to cheering. The movie is packed full of family values and football. I thought "oh another football movie" I was wrong Facing the Giants is not like any other football movie I have ever seen. I came home totally on fire & excited about this movie coming out in Theaters. I have told all my friends & family about it. I have even told people I didn't even know about it. GO see the movie you wont be disappointed. Unless of course you like me don't have a theater in your area playing the movie. This makes me very sad. The movie is great. I cant say enough good about it with out giving anything away. We came out of the theater encouraged and happy. When is the last time you came out of a movie Encouraged & happy. So excited you wanted everyone you knew to go see it? My prayer now is that a Theatre near me will pick it up. Thank you.

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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,389,000, 1 October 2006

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1.85 : 1
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