The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
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Published
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009].
Format
DVD
Language
English
UPC
025195024525

Notes

General Note
Based on the book Ernie Davis: the Elmira Express by Robert Gallagher.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Gary Fleder; making of The Express; Making history: the story of Ernie Davis featurette; Inside the playbook: shooting the football games; From Hollywood to Syracuse: the legacy of Ernie Davis; feature commentary with director Gary Fleder.
General Note
Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Kramer Morgenthau ; editors, Padraic McKinley, William Steinkamp ; music, Mark Isham.
Participants/Performers
Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller, Nelsan Ellis, Charles S. Dutton.
Description
Ernie Davis was born in New York and raised in poverty. He overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. With the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder, Ernie would develop from an impressive high school athlete into a college legend. Ernie would become the first black to win the Heisman Trophy. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Ernie broke through one barrier after another to alter the way football fans looked at black men. Following his draft by the NFL, he was struck by a terrible blow in the prime of his life. Ernie would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a civil rights movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality.
System Details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, single-sided.
Language
Can be viewed subtitled in English, French or Spanish, or dubbed in Spanish.
Language
Closed-captioned.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brown, R., Davis, J., Dutton, C. S., Ellis, N., Fleder, G., Gallagher, R. C., Henson, D. D., Leavitt, C., Miller, O. B., & Quaid, D. (2009). The Express: The Ernie Davis Story . Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rob Brown et al.. 2009. The Express: The Ernie Davis Story. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rob Brown et al.. The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Rob, et al. The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009.

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