digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Facing the Giants
Facing the giants.jpg
Directed by Alex Kendrick
Produced by Stephen Kendrick
Alex Kendrick
David Nixon
Written by Alex Kendrick
Stephen Kendrick
Starring Alex Kendrick
Shannen Fields
Tracy Goode
James Blackwell
Bailey Cave
Jim McBride
Jason McLeod
Music by Mark Willard
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Release dates
  • September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Facing the Giants is a 2006 American Christian drama film directed by and starring Alex Kendrick. The supporting cast was composed of volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church, and it is the second film that Sherwood Pictures have done. Shot in Albany, Georgia, the film relates an underdog story about American football from a Christian worldview.

The film was released to DVD in early 2007 and made its television debut on September 21, 2008, on Trinity Broadcasting Network.


Shiloh Eagles in formation.

In 2003, Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) is the head coach at Shiloh Christian Academy, and has yet to post a winning record in his six-year tenure. After his seventh season begins with a three-game losing streak, the players' fathers start making noises about replacing him with defensive coordinator Brady Owens. This is not the only problem Grant is facing. His car is breaking down, and he discovers that he is the reason that his wife Brooke cannot become pregnant.

Grant Taylor creates a new coaching philosophy and decides to praise God, no matter what the result. At the same time he guides and urges each one of his players to give the maximum effort, and motivates them to believe they can win under God's provision. From that point on, the Eagles lose only one more game for the rest of the season and advance all the way to the state championship game against the three-time defending champion Richland Giants. Even though the Eagles have only a third as many players as the Giants, the Eagles hold their own and ultimately win the game on a 51-yard field goal from a backup kicker who had never kicked more than a 35-yarder before. Grant's prayers for children are also answered as Brooke conceives after four years.



The movie was shot on high definition digital video tape (using the Panasonic Varicam) and transferred to film.[1] Using real high school football teams, the football action sequences were shot by the film's director of photography, Bob Scott, who is a veteran cinematographer for NFL Films. Another NFL Films technician, Rob Whitehurst, recorded the movie's sound. Filming started in April 27, 2004.


Facing the Giants: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Film score
Released October 3, 2006
Genre Christian

Official listing[edit]

  1. Come Together - Third Day
  2. Voice of Truth - Casting Crowns
  3. Facing the Giants Theme (Score) - Mark Willard, Alex Kendrick
  4. Finding You - Bebo Norman
  5. The Deathcrawl (Score) - Mark Willard
  6. Completely - Ana Laura
  7. A Gift from God (Score) - Mark Willard
  8. Come on Back to Me - Third Day
  9. Never Give Up on Me - Josh Bates
  10. The Fight (Score) - Mark Willard
  11. With You - Mark Willard, Mark Harris
  12. Attempting the Impossible (Score) - Mark Willard, Alex Kendrick



The film received mostly negative reviews from mainstream critics.[2] It holds an average ranking 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 24 reviews.[3]

Box office[edit]

In its first weekend, the film opened on 441 screens nationwide in the United States.[4] Despite such a small number of theaters, the film opened in twelfth place with $1,343,537. Only three films in the top ten released that weekend grossed more per theater. For such a small budget of $100,000, the film ultimately was shown in over 1,000 theaters and grossed a total of $10,178,331.[4] The film opened in South Korea on April 16, 2010, eventually grossing $64,828. The worldwide total (as of June 20, 2010) for the movie stands at $10,243,159. DVD sales have also been strong, with 2.3 million units sold in 57 countries.

Rating controversy[edit]

Coach Taylor encourages the Eagles.

In May 2006, the producers of Facing the Giants received notice from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) that the film would be receiving a "Parental Guidance Suggested" rating, or PG rating.[5] The Drudge Report picked up the story on June 8, 2006, which sparked a controversy alleging that the film was being given a "PG" rating solely because of its religious theme. The New York Times, Good Morning America, Fox News, and many talk radio programs covered this story.[6]

According to the film's producers, they were told the motion picture received a PG rating because of its strong religious themes and because it elevated one religion over another.[5] However, MPAA later explained that Facing the Giants contains football violence and also deals with the mature topics of infertility and depression.

The Kendrick brothers expected the PG rating because of the movie's mature themes and did not appeal the board's rating.[6]


  1. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Facing the Giants. Retrieved September 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/facingthegiants
  3. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/facing_the_giants/
  4. ^ a b "Facing the Giants". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Film Rating Upsets Christian Groups". ABC News. Retrieved September 7, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Facing the Giants MPAA Ratings Controversy". Carmel Entertainment Group. Retrieved September 7, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facing_the_Giants — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
391589 videos foundNext > 

The Death Crawl scene from Facing the Giants

The Death Crawl scene from Facing the Giants. An amazing inspiration and always worth another viewing! http://www.facingthegiants.com/buydvd/

Facing the Giants - Death Crawl

One of the most powerful inspirational seens in movies.

Most Inspirational Scene Ever! - Facing The Giants And Facing YOUR Giants

From the movie - "Facing the Giants" Don't Ever Quit and Never Give Up Winners always find away to WIN.

Facing the Giants - Never Give Up On Me.wmv

From the movie "Facing the Giants"

Facing The Giants Part 10

Inspiring Movie. Will inspire and build you up.

Facing the Giants - FULL Movie (2006)

Watch on [720p HD Quality] online here: http://facingeiantsry.blogspot.com/ A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and fail...

Facing The Giants Prepare Your Fields

Prepare For Rain If you've seen the movie "Facing the Giants" you may remember the scene where the Coach is speaking to the older man Mr. Bridges that prays ...

Facing The Giants Stonewall

Facing The Giants

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...

Facing The Giants 절대포기하지마라

뉴스킨이라는 회사가 30년 전통의 안티에이징 회사입니다. 노화방지를 넘어 이제는 노화된 유전자를 복원시키는 뉴스킨의 위력~!! 제품 또는 비즈니스/창업/사업/투잡 문의는 언제는 연락주세요.

391589 videos foundNext > 

1145 news items

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:11:15 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO — The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina. “Another beautiful day in NorCal!” reliever Randy ...

Comcast SportsNet Washington

Washington Post (blog)
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Matt Williams was drafted by the San Francisco Giants with the third overall pick in the 1986 draft. He made his major league debut with them in 1987 and then became a star. He spent the first 10 seasons of his major league career, played in the 1989 ...
Federal Baseball
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants' starter Tim Hudson struggled down the stretch, but the veteran right-hander put up good numbers against the Washington Nationals this season. Can he do it again and give the Giants a 2-0 lead, or will the Nats even the NLDS up.
hays Post
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Facing the Giants” — from the producers of “Fireproof” and “Courageous” — follows the personal struggles of high school football coach Grant Taylor (played by director and co-writer Alex Kendrick). Taylor is faced with the possibility of losing his ...
Washington Post (blog)
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:09:05 -0700

And now Washington will again be facing the Giants in the postseason, as they did in 1924. “It just works out perfect,” Mashon said. “Of course I've read Shirley Povich's account [of the clinching game], but just to see the crowd surge onto the field ...

The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:14:19 -0700

Another challenge facing the Giants this week is overcoming a potential emotional hangover from Sunday's dismantling at the hands of the Eagles. They must find a way to not only ratchet it up emotionally for what will undoubtedly be another physical ...

The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:05:52 -0700

EAST RUTHERFORD -- In the absence of injured wide receiver Victor Cruz, one of the most pressing questions facing the Giants offense is which Larry Donnell can they expect to see beginning this week against the Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the season ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Romo, Murray and the potential absence of Rodgers-Cromartie (upper leg injury/back spasms) are just three of an avalanche of problems facing the Giants defense. It surrendered 448 yards — 203 on the ground — in a 27-0 loss Sunday in Philadelphia.

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!