FACING THE GIANTS
It’s Not Winning That Matters, It’s Serving
Release Date: September 29, 2006
Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ray Wood,
Brandon Glow, and Shannen
Genre: Sports Drama
Audience: Junior high and up
Runtime: 110 minutes
Director: Alex Kendrick
Executive Producer: Michael C. Catt, Jim McBride
and Alex Kendrick
Producer: Alex Kendrick and Stephen
Writer: Alex Kendrick and Stephen
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Meyer Gottlieb, President
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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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.
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.