The Express (2008)

PG   |    |  Biography, Drama, Sport

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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.




  • Gary Fleder in The Express (2008)
  • Rob Brown in The Express (2008)
  • Dennis Quaid and Darrin Dewitt Henson in The Express (2008)
  • Rob Brown in The Express (2008)
  • Omar Benson Miller in The Express (2008)
  • Rob Brown and Omar Benson Miller in The Express (2008)

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27 October 2008 | pjmbdm
| Superb film that everyone should see...a great history lesson!
My husband and I saw EXPRESS yesterday and truly enjoyed this movie. We love movies based on true stories and also enjoy sports so this was a winning combination! We found this movie to be truly captivating and beautifully told. The acting was superb.....everyone did a fantastic job of making it all very real. We didn't know anything about Ernie Davis and feel so privileged to know his story. Of course we knew Jim Brown, but Ernie never even had a chance to show his real talents to the world via the Cleveland Browns. What a gifted young man he was and all the difficulties he had to face made him even more special. As far as the people who don't appreciate WV being shown in that light, my husband was in the Army in 1960-1963, and whether it was WV, NC, SC, or any other state in that vicinity that is exactly how it was and he experienced that type of hate first hand. Thank you for bring us such a meaningful film. We hope it is a huge success.

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Release Date:

10 October 2008



Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Berwyn, Illinois, USA

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,562,675 12 October 2008

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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