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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.

Director:

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 Michael McLendon ... Shiloh Football Player
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Brock Kelley
Mark Richt Mark Richt ... Self
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 | Fantasy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Stained Glass Masquerade
Written by Mark Hall, Nichole Nordeman
Performed by Casting Crowns
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Best Film of 2006
19 August 2006 | by upsndowns3See all my reviews

I'm a Film Critic/Media Specialist. I review hundreds of films each year. It is often very disheartening to witness ALL the junk that is produced. This is the first film, since "October Sky", that touched the full range of human emotions. I left the theater inspired and uplifted. I would like to encourage everyone to see this film. This is a truly GREAT family film. You can take your children with NO apology. If you have been waiting for film that is SO good....you can even take your grandparents and not blush....this is it!. "Facing the Giants" is a GREAT sports film. The same crew that brought "Friday Night Lights" to the big screen...also filmed the action in this one. "Facing the Giants" is a GREAT film to encourage couples that may be struggling in their relationships. It will inspire today's youth to give their BEST in everything. I loved the layers of LIFE lessons throughout this picture. The sound track was excellent. I admire the courage and the quality of a film on such a small budget.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,389,000, 1 October 2006

Gross USA:

$10,178,331

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,307,987
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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