FACING THE GIANTS

It’s Not Winning That Matters, It’s Serving

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Release Date: September 29, 2006

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ray Wood,
Brandon Glow, and Shannen
Fields

Genre: Sports Drama

Audience: Junior high and up

Rating: PG

Runtime: 110 minutes

Distributor: Sony
Provident-Integrity/Samuel
Goldwyn

Director: Alex Kendrick

Executive Producer: Michael C. Catt, Jim McBride
and Alex Kendrick

Producer: Alex Kendrick and Stephen
Kendrick

Writer: Alex Kendrick and Stephen
Kendrick

Address Comments To:

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Chairman/CEO
Meyer Gottlieb, President
Samuel Goldwyn Films
9570 West Pico Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 860-3100
Fax: (310) 860-3195

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V) Very strong Christian worldview with evangelistic thrust, clearly answered prayer, very strong moral teaching, and a powerful storyline; no foul language; mild football violence; mild hugging by married couple, who cannot have children and discuss their impotence; no drinking; no nudity; no smoking; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

FACING THE GIANTS is a thoroughly entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust. When Coach Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God, he completely rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen. MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.

Review:

FACING THE GIANTS is an entertaining, uplifting movie that will capture your heart and transform your soul. The filmmakers who produced the low-budget FACING THE GIANTS, brothers Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, are extremely talented. Their previous movie, made on a pittance, has done very well and is highly appreciated. FACING THE GIANTS is another step forward. It is a thoroughly entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust.

Coach Grant at Shiloh Christian Academy has reached the low point in his life. The football team keeps losing year after year, his car keeps stalling, his house smells from a rat that died somewhere, and he seems to be impotent, so his wife cannot have the baby she wants so much. Now, the fathers of the students on the lackluster team want to get rid of him. One man, however, prays for the school day after day and gives Grant the wise message that he needs to bloom where he’s planted.

After much prayer, Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God. With this revelation, he completely rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen.

The timing and pacing of FACING THE GIANTS is excellent. The audience will laugh and get caught up in the excitement of the game. It is a very emotional movie. Done on a low budget, it does have a few limitations, especially some of the acting, but the script and the storyline are so good that most people will overlook the acting.

MOVIEGUIDE® highly recommends FACING THE GIANTS. We commend the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.

In Brief:

FACING THE GIANTS is an entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust. Coach Grant at Shiloh Christian Academy has reached the low point in his life. The football team keeps losing year after year, his car keeps stalling, his house smells from a rat that died somewhere, and he is impotent, so his wife cannot have the baby she wants. The fathers want to get rid of him. One man, however, prays for the students and gives Grant the wise message that he needs to bloom where he’s planted. After prayer, Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God. With this revelation, he rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen.

The pacing of FACING THE GIANTS is excellent. The audience will laugh and get caught up in the excitement of the game. It is a very emotional movie. The script and storyline are so good that most people will overlook the minor limitations of a small budget. MOVIEGUIDE® highly recommends FACING THE GIANTS and commends the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.