Provides an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today's NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Finding Giants - The BFG (2016 film) - Netflix
The BFG (titled onscreen as Roald Dahl's The BFG) is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison and based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader. In the film, an orphan human girl befriends a benevolent giant, dubbed the “Big Friendly Giant”, who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall began development on a live-action adaptation of The BFG back in the 1990s, and various screenwriters were hired to work on the screenplay in the subsequent years. DreamWorks acquired the screen rights to Dahl's book in September 2011, and Marshall and Sam Mercer joined as producers, Mathison as screenwriter, and Kennedy as executive producer. Spielberg was announced as director in April 2014, alongside his production company Amblin Entertainment as co-producer. Principal photography commenced in March 2015, marking Spielberg's first directorial film for Walt Disney Pictures, which co-financed the film. The BFG premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2016, and held its North American debut at the El Capitan Theater on June 21, 2016. The film was released in the United States in Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, and conventional theatrical formats on July 1, 2016, the same year of Dahl's centennial. The film received generally positive reviews from critics but was a box office disappointment, grossing only $183 million against its $140 million budget.
Finding Giants - Cast - Netflix
Mark Rylance as The BFG, an elderly, benevolent 24 foot giant whose name is short for the “Big Friendly Giant”. He is called “Runt” by the other giants. Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, an orphan who befriends The BFG. Penelope Wilton as Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom. Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, a 54-foot giant who is the de facto leader of the man-eating giants. Rebecca Hall as Mary, Queen Elizabeth's maid. Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs, Queen Elizabeth's butler. Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, a disheveled 43 foot man-eating giant with cowlick hair who is Fleshlumpeater's advisor and the most intelligent of the group. Michael Adamthwaite as The Butcher Boy, an overweight, immature man-eating giant who is the youngest of the group. He collects cars and wears clothes made of circus tents. Daniel Bacon as Bonecruncher, a dark-skinned, bald-headed man-eating giant. Chris Gibbs as Gizzardgulper, a burly, bearded 39 foot man-eating giant who wears a helmet and is the shortest of the group. Adam Godley as Manhugger, a very tall and slim man-eating giant who wears a vest and shorts. Paul Moniz de Sa as Meatdripper, a well-groomed man-eating giant with Mohawk hair. Jonathan Holmes as Childchewer, a balding man-eating giant who is Meatdripper's best friend. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as The Maidmasher, a small-headed man-eating giant. Marilyn Norry as Mrs. Clonkers, the head of the orphanage where Sophie was living. Chris Shields, Matt Frewer, and Geoffrey Wade as The Queen's Generals Adamthwaite, Bacon, Gibbs, Godley, Holmes, Moniz de Sa, and Ólafsson also make cameos as minor London characters. William Samples and Ruby Barnhill's father Paul Barnhill make cameos as the palace staff members.
Finding Giants - References - Netflix