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The Express

Duration :

130

Summary: His name was Ernie Davis. But when he stepped on the football field, he was only known by one name: The Elmira Express. Dennis Quaid and Rob Brown star in this "inspiring" (Roger Ebert) drama about the spectacular Syracuse running back who became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961 before his untimely death from leukemia two years later. Set during the team's amazing undefeated 1959 season, the film chronicles Davis' relationship with Coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Quaid in a superb performance), his on-field heroics--as well as his off-field encounters with racism and segregation. Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown and Charles S. Dutton co-star. Directed by Gary Fleder, written by Charles Leavitt. (PG) ()

PRODUCER : John Davis,Derek Dauchy,Arne Schmidt,Ryan Kavanaugh

CAST : Dennis Quaid,Rob Brown,Omar Benson Miller,Clancy Brown,Charles S. Dutton

WRITER : Charles Leavitt,Robert Gallagher

DIRECTOR : Gary Fleder

Genre : Sports