Comments for movies: The Express
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Movies: The Express Director: Gary Fleder Cast: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown Production Co: Davis Entertainment, IDEA Filmproduktions, Relativity Media Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport Runtime: 130 min Country: USA, Germany Release Date: 2008
This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis with the help of All-American running back, Jim Brown. The civil rights movement is gaining steam; Davis experiences prejudice on campus, in town, and on the field, sometimes from teammates. How he handles it and how he challenges Schwartzwalder to stand up for his players provide a counterpoint to several great seasons that lead first to a national championship and then to the Heismann Trophy...