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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
Tracy Goode ... Brady Owens
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Larry Childers
James Blackwell James Blackwell ... Matt Prater / Shiloh Football Player
Jim McBride Jim McBride ... Bobby Lee Duke
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)
Erin Bethea ... Alicia Houston (as Erin Catt)
Wayne McGuire Wayne McGuire ... Man Helping with Car
Bennett Watts Bennett Watts ... Sarcastic Man
Doris Watts Doris Watts ... Sarcastic Man's Wife


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Fireproof (2008) See more »


Stained Glass Masquerade
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Performed by Casting Crowns
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User Reviews

Finally...a movie of value!!
15 September 2006 | by embo_1999See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,389,000, 1 October 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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