Facing the GiantsDVD - 2006
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"A GREAT movie ... Every family in America should see it" -- Dan Reeves, NFL Coaching Great; from the DVD cover
“"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.”
"What's the purpose of this team?" .... "Winning football games is too small a thing to live for." -Coach Taylor, on their new strategy.
"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.
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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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