Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Under the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder, a hard-nosed coach with an obsession for winning a national, Davis overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. Following his draft by the NFL, tragedy struck the star athlete and he was never able to take the professional field. But his tale would forever change the face of professional sports.
MPAA: Rated PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality.
Principal Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, and Charles S. Dutton
Director: Gary Fleder
After earning the #1 ranking at the end of an undefeated season, the team must choose which team to play in their “bowl” game: #9 ranked Georgia or #2 ranked Texas.
After the team is coaxed into a scuffle by the opposing team, Coach Ben Schwartzwalder gives his team an inspirational message during halftime.
While recruiting a young, talented running-back, Ernie encourages him to become greater and set his goals higher than he ever thought possible.
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