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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.

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Alex Kendrick

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Cast

Credited cast:
Erin Bethea ... Alicia Houston (as Erin Catt)
James Blackwell James Blackwell ... Matt Prater
Bailey Cave Bailey Cave ... David Childers
Shannen Fields ... Brooke Taylor
Tracy Goode ... Brady Owens
Dan W. Howell Sr. Dan W. Howell Sr. ... Announcer #2
Alex Kendrick ... Grant Taylor
Jim McBride Jim McBride ... Bobby Lee Duke
Tommy McBride Tommy McBride ... Jonathan Weston
Michael McLendon ... Shiloh Football Player
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Brock Kelley
Mark Richt Mark Richt ... Himself
Kyle Scott Kyle Scott ... Shiloh Football Player
Mary Smit Mary Smit ... Field Nurse
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Larry Childers
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,343,537, 1 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,178,331
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Richt, the head football coach at the University of Georgia, has a cameo in the film. See more »

Goofs

The shadows on the title sequence are backwards. If the letters in the name "Facing the Giants" were truly back-lit by the lights in the stadium, the shadows would be upside-down, not right-side up. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Grant Taylor: Oh God, Oh God, I'm, I'm overwhelmed.
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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 »

Connections

References Flywheel (2003) See more »

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Written by Bebo Norman, Ed Cash
Performed by Bebo Norman
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a little movie with a lot of heart
8 August 2006 | by boltincSee all my reviews

The movie was well worth my time. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a good uplifting movie to check this one out. the characters are easy to relate to and the underlying story is very heartwarming. If you are having a bad day, or even if you are having a good day, this would be a great film. I left the movie feeling uplifted and full of hope!! The spirit of the movie is a bit reminiscent of "Pay It Forward". One word of warning, although the film does make you laugh in parts, you will need to bring your own box of tissues. After watching the film, I found out that the film was shot with only 1 camera. I honestly did not notice while watching the movie. everyone should be able to find a part of themselves in at least one of the main characters.


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