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Release Date: September 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2007

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Grant Taylor, a Christian high-school football coach (Alex Kendrick), gets some very bad news. Besides his and his wife's (Shannen Fields) infertility problems, he faces the attempt of local parents to force the school to replace him. His team, the Shiloh Eagles, has never had a winning season in the six years that he has coached the boys. Following a visitor's message, Grant tries to inspire his team to use faith to conquer fear and opposing teams.

Cast: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Steve Williams, Bailey Cave, Jason McLeod, Tracy Goode, Chris Willis, Mark Richt

Director: Alex Kendrick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kendrick Brothers

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company, Destination Films

Keywords: Heartwarming, Rise, Melodramatic, Growing up, 2000s, Wife, Underdog, Father

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  • Facing the Giants, which despite its flaws is ultimately a sweet, sincere movie about Christian faith. show more

  • Bottomless sermonizing would have played better in Sunday school than on the big screen. show more

  • Like too many films of faith, it mixes its message, proclaiming that a life given over to God is a reward unto itself, and then handing over victories to its faithful like some overtime bonus. show more

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