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Facing The Giants [DVD] [2007]

Tracy Goode , Shannen Fields , Alex Kendrick    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Tracy Goode, Shannen Fields, Jim McBride, James Blackwell
  • Directors: Alex Kendrick
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MZGVYM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,528 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Religious drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke (Shannen Fields) face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organising to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage.

Synopsis

From the award winning producers of FLYWHEEL comes an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep the Faith 5 Oct 2007
Format:DVD
This is an inspiring movie that should be seen with the whole family. The movie is about 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? Find out and watch, the movie is worth watching.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph over adversity 11 Oct 2010
By FT9
Format:DVD
I watched this film with my two young sons and I purchased it with my older son in mind. He currently plays football and I thought this would be a good film that would send a good message to him about not giving up and fighting on when things get tough for him to watch as he sometimes gives in too easily. As the film unfolded, I soon found that it was me that seemed to get the most out of the film!

I could relate to the American football coach as he struggled to transform the fortunes of his team on the pitch. It didn't help that the parents had completely lost faith in his abilities as a coach, they were now trying to get his assistant coaches to turn their backs on him too! At home things weren't much better with a house and a car desperately in needs of repairs and a wife who longed fot kids but couldn't conceive. Fortunately for him, she never lost faith in her husband. Against this backdrop it's no surprise, he was soon on his needs in desperation and found salvation when he reordered his priorities and asked God for help. All of a sudden it wasn't about winning games, it was more about the conduct and character of the players. As he remained steadfast in prayer, an amazing transformation occurs in his own life and the lives of the players.

This is a truly inspirational movie that the whole family can enjoy. We did and I ended up on my knees to in prayer too asking God to help me become everything I can be and for him to receive all the glory!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Film! 21 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
It makes a change to find a film that I could watch with my 10 year old and know that he was learning so much about God's awesomeness at the same time! Well done to the production company that make these films....I'm fed up of the trashy rubbish out there that leave you feeling inadequate or I know are sending out adult messages to children....this was a brilliant inspiring film that made me just wanna serve God all the more!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great film based in a Christian subculture 2 Dec 2012
Format:DVD
I'm not a big fan of 'Chrsitian' films, but I watched this and never even noticed the time pass by! I don't know hardly anything about American Footbal (I'm British and not sporty) but I found the film great! Some other reviewers have claimed it's about Christian propaganda, but I think they've missed the point. It's not about saying a prayer and suddenly everything works out. The film clearly presents a couple who have faith in God, but for who life is difficult at the time. There comes a point in there life when they decide to stop living by their fears and failures, committing it all to God, and things change.

It's a feel-good movie, sure. And to my mind, it's aimed mainly at a Christian or church-going market. So what? So a certain audience is targeted. If you don't like films which aim to talk about faith and trusting in God, don't go for this film. If you're interested in a sport related film and are open to seeing how God can make a difference in a life, give it a go. There are enough references in the film which also indicate that none of what happens is after one prayer. The family have been struggling for 4 years, the old dude has been praying forever! The film touches on themes of patience, expectancy, struggle, disappointment, fear, determination, courage, commitment, faith . . . and a God who is real and wants to interact with us.

Good stuff :-)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful movie! 1 Oct 2010
By SoZo
Format:DVD
I'd like to comment on the theology of this film, and respond to the suggestion that the film's message promotes a 'health and wealth' gospel. But first:

I wasn't expecting much from this film in terms of production quality as I'd heard it was produced on a relatively low budget by amateur actors. But then I watched the film, and was both moved and very impressed!

Even judged on purely technical grounds, Facing the Giants is really well made. According to the extras on the DVD, they did recruit some technical help from professionals, although the actors are all amateurs. Perhaps that shows in a few scenes, but there's some really powerful acting too, and overall this doesn't feel like an amateur movie at all.

Especially moving for me is the training scene where the coach has one of his players do the 'death crawl' exercise across the whole pitch. Both actors give their all to the scene, it feels 'real'. The way the coach gets alongside the player and encourages him to carry on, not to give up no matter how much it hurts, no matter what, is really inspiring, and has obvious metaphorical application. The acting in that scene, and the accompanying soundtrack, is worthy of being regarded as thoroughly professional (as are many other powerful moments in the story, but I don't want to offer too many spoilers of what happens!).

About the film's theology. Some people have observed that the film promotes the idea that if you trust God, he will cause you to succeed at everything you do.

I guess on a superficial viewing it could seem that way. But the director's commentary soundtrack makes clear that was not the message the film makers wanted to give (check out the commentary at approx.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful
Absolutely fantastic movie - a great one to watch with family and friends - highly recommend it to encourage and challenge the things in life
Published 1 month ago by J. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
This is a really good guys movie. Makes me feel good when i watch it. It is a Christian Movie, so lots of Chrisitan themes (which I like).
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Behr
5.0 out of 5 stars Facing The Giants
This was a great movie and I loved the story line behind it one to watch for any American football fan
Published 2 months ago by heather morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is one incredibly inspiring film. It is uplifting an encouraging and demonstrates the true awesomeness of God. Loved it.
Published 2 months ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Great gift for those who don't know Christ yet. It's a very encouraging movie!
My boys loved it , and watched it several times ;)
Published 3 months ago by Paul and Branka Moynan
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
A friend of mine recommended this movie to me, and I must say, he was SPOT ON. It has gone straight into my top ten movies. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting...
You have to take your hat off to the writer/actor/producer of this movie. Not exactly a 'The Blindside' but an impressive return of $10 million dollars on a budget of $100,000! Read more
Published 6 months ago by robert rooksby
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
bought as a gift, this is a great movie. came well packaged and good price too, great gift for a guy.
Published 7 months ago by Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant DVD
I really enjoyed this DVD and would recommend it to anything. Really inspirational and would honestly suggest you buy this
Published 8 months ago by MR A OPOKU-OWUSU
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
In a way a little bit cheesy... a turn around from a disaster to sensational victory. Has a great moral Christian lesson though, so much so that I have bought two more copies to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by David Butcher
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