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
The producers pretty much expected a PG rating because of hard football hits and issues such as infertility, but were shocked when they were told that the rating was because of "Religious Content". They didn't appeal the board's rating, but many people were outraged. The MPAA received a record number of complaints, over 10 times more than any previous one. They later claimed that the rating was because of football violence and mature items, but many people believe that they changed their story only because of the controversy. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise- the controversy made headlines and generated about 8 million dollars' worth of publicity for the film. Some have said that teenagers are more likely to watch a PG film anyways. See more »
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 »
J.T. Hawkins Jr.:
When a black man loses his hair. He still looks cool. Look at Michael Jordan. Samuel Jackson.
[continues with all the black bald men he can think of]
J.T. Hawkins Jr.:
And what do you have? Kojak.
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At the end of the credits, after "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!", some good advice follows: "FACE YOUR GIANTS!" See more »
I was invited to preview this movie and took my family with me. Even my youngest son, who is 4, came home reciting the message of the film. If a four year old gets it, I am thrilled to think of how many lives could be changed by going to see it. My children laughed at me because I cried like a baby. It evoked so many different emotions! It has been a long time since a movie has touched me like "Facing the Giants" did. The message was awesome and what was more amazing were the non-paid "servants" that starred in this film. This movie has the ability to make an amazing impact in this world. To God be the glory!!! I have been telling everyone to go see this movie, you will not regret it.
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