Facing the Giants

April 15th, 2010


Facing the Giants

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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.0/10 (6,193 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: Alex Kendrick

Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod

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.

Writers: Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick

Erin Bethea - Alicia Houston
James Blackwell - Matt Prater
Bailey Cave - David Childers
Shannen Fields - Brooke Taylor
Tracy Goode - Brady Owens
Dan W. Howell Sr. - Announcer #2
Alex Kendrick - Grant Taylor
Jim McBride - Bobby Lee Duke
Tommy McBride - Jonathan Weston
Jason McLeod - Brock Kelley
Mark Richt - Himself
Kyle Scott - Shiloh Football Player
Mary Smit - Field Nurse
Steve Williams - Larry Childers
Chris Willis - J.T. Hawkins Jr.

Taglines: ...With God, all things are possible...


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 15 April 2010

Filming Locations: Albany, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,343,537 (USA) (1 October 2006) (441 Screens)

Gross: $10,178,331 (USA)

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Did You Know?

Any profits received by the church from this movie will be used to build a youth center in Albany, Georgia.

Miscellaneous: 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.

Brooke Taylor: Grant, we gotta do something about the car. The only thing it does faithfully for us is break down.

User Review

a little movie with a lot of heart

Rating: 9/10

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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