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The Express [WS] [DVD] [2008]

Release Date:01/20/2009
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Gary Fleder
    • Making of The Express
    • Making History: The Story of Ernie Davis
    • Inside the Playbook: Shooting football games
    • From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis
    • Feature Commentary with director Gary Fleder


    The Express
    Finding Forrester star Rob Brown steps into the cleats of Heisman Trophy-winning gridiron giant Ernie Davis in director Gary Fleder's inspirational sports docudrama. As a young boy reared not far from the northern Pennsylvania state line, Davis dreamed of blasting through the end zone and scoring a triumphant touchdown while fans rose to their feet and cheered. When Davis later became a star running back for the Syracuse Orangemen, his dreams were finally on the way to becoming a reality. Under the wing of coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), it seemed as if there is nothing that could stop Davis from entering into the annals of sports history; even during an era in which the civil rights movement was just gaining momentum, this fledgling gridiron giant never once doubted his ability to rise to the top. When Davis was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after being drafted into the NFL, however, his will to survive soon eclipsed his dreams of success. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Rob Brown
      Rob Brown - Ernie Davis
    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - Ben Schwartzwalder
    • Omar Benson Miller
      Omar Benson Miller - Jack Buckley
    • Darrin Dewitt Henson
      Darrin Dewitt Henson - Jim Brown
    • Charles S. Dutton
      Charles S. Dutton - Willie 'Pops' Davis

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