Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 10, 2008
Summary: Based on a true story, "The Express" follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continues to inspire new generations. (Universal Pictures)
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Runtime: 130 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality. (edited from PG-13 version)
Production: Relativity Media
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Countries: USA, Germany
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 20, 2009
Director Credit
Gary Fleder Director
Writer Credit
Charles Leavitt Written By
Robert Gallagher Book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express"
Principal Cast Credit
Clancy Brown Roy Simmons
Dennis Quaid Ben Schwartzwalder
Rob Brown Ernie Davis
Cast Credit
Aunjanue Ellis Marie Davis
Charles S. Dutton Willie 'Pops' Davis
Chelcie Ross Lew Andreas
Danny McCarthy Bill Bell
Darrin Dewitt Henson Jim Brown
Elizabeth Shivers Elizabeth Davis
Justin Jones Young Will
Justin Martin Young Ernie
Nelsan Ellis Will Davis, Jr.
Nicole Beharie Sarah Ward
Omar Benson Miller Jack Buckley
Regina Hoyles Sister
Producer Credit
Adam Coplan Co-Producer
Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Derek Dauchy Executive Producer
John Davis Producer