Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants

DVD - 2007
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A high school football coach with a history of losing games faces not only the pressures from a group of fathers wanting him fired, but also the possibility that his wife can never have children. When he turns to God, will his prayers be answered?

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asgilbertmax
Jun 28, 2016

This is a Christian message driven film. My choosing it was more interest in the football aspect.
I have no qualm about the intent, but the weight of delivery here isn't gentle.
Predisposition to method and the message, will likely help enjoyment.
Likeable folk, finding comfort and fulfillment. Fair enough!

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JihadiConservative
Apr 29, 2016

Seems like it's a good idea to combine faith with football right? Not when it's done like this. Maybe a part of my dislike for this movie is because of my strong dislike for football.

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cbeaudoin35
Feb 02, 2015

outstanding movie. This is the second movie of Kendrick's brothers. It is a must see for the whole family.

7Liberty7 Apr 24, 2014

Great movie with a powerful message. Interesting, keeps your attention (particularly for sports fans), and funny at times. We all loved it!!!

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ShirleyStoddard
Apr 09, 2014

EXCELLENT MOVIE... GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ~

Sam_I_Am Oct 30, 2013

This is the independent film, made by a church using one camera, that succeeded anyway. What's "Facing the Giants"? It's about football and life. A failing coach, inspired to continue, changes course and decides that maybe winning football games isn't enough. They choose to play for the God, instead. A fine family film. Rated PG, likely for its theme of infertiity. If you don't watch football or even like football, you may still like this movie. Languages are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and and French. Subtitles in all those languages, plus Chinese.

bluedog8422 Jul 12, 2013

Alway Remember: Never Give Up, Never Back Down, Never given up, Never Lose Faith for all things are possible with G-d!

Inspirational Family Film

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Jammers4Jesus
Sep 14, 2012

This is a great movie! Will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Loved it!

dhanshaw123 Jan 30, 2012

one of the best most inspirational movies ever (and one of my favorites!)

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r_e_g
Nov 11, 2010

People of all ages can enjoy this movie- its definitely not jut for football fans.

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Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"A GREAT movie ... Every family in America should see it" -- Dan Reeves, NFL Coaching Great; from the DVD cover

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

“"I'm not saying he isn't a good man. I'm saying he isn't a good coach." --One of the people trying to get Coach removed.”

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"If we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him." - Coach

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"What's the purpose of this team?" .... "Winning football games is too small a thing to live for." -Coach Taylor, on their new strategy.

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"My mama can kick it wide left and wide right." -- assistant Coach to David, a soccer player, who's learning to kick field goals, on the importance of taking the narrow road right down the center.

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"We're not here just to get glory, make money, and die." --Coach Taylor

Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

"I'm tired of being afraid." --Coach Grant Taylor

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Sam_I_Am Oct 30, 2013

Sam_I_Am thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Sam_I_Am Nov 01, 2013

In the story of David and Goliath, the shepherd boy David took on the giant Goliath--and, using a slingshot, took that giant down. On the surface, this movie is about football, a losing team. It's about getting priorites straight, and fighting for what makes a difference. But this film is also about the giants of our lives that we all face: fear of failure, situations that seem too tough to ever improve. It's about not quitting, not giving in to defeat. It's about life and hope. Featuring an interesting background commentary as one of its Special Features, you can hear about some of the challenges faced just in the making of this independent film. The doctor? They had no professional actor, so they used a real doctor. That shot from up high? They had no camera crane so they used a construction crane instead. This film was made by some people who wanted something decent and better than much of what's out there--something they'd like to watch themselves. They all pitched in together, and the result is one of the best football movies ever made. More than that--it's a great one for those who dislike football. Somebody who hates football may find it's not so bad after all. Fellows: this is a movie you can watch with your wife or girlfriend, and there's a very good chance she will like it. Because in some ways, we're all David's who've got our own Goliaths, and because of that, there's no one who can't gain something from watching this film. A great one for eating some pizza with and have a great enjoyable evening watching a movie you will remember. Valuable. Because like the film says, "We're not here just to get glory, make money and die." It's a shot in the arm (of the good kind) for anyone who'd like to see something uplifting.

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