The Express

The Express movie is based on a true story and it follows the extraordinary life of
college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), 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.
Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Davis hurdled
social and economic obstacles to become one of the greatest running
backs in college football history. Under the guidance of legendary
Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), he became a hero who
superseded Jim Brown's achievements and set records that stand to this
Decorated veteran Schwartzwalder was a Southerner with a single vision
of a national championship and hardened ideas about how the world
worked. But though he and Davis clashed mightily, he taught the player
everything he knew about football, just as Davis helped him learn the
true meaning of victory.
As the growing civil rights movement divided the country in the '60s,
Davis became a symbol for achievement that transcended race. Refusing
to flinch from others' prejudices, he achieved all his goals�until he
faced a challenge that would make most men crumble. He joined the ranks
of black pioneers by teaching a generation tolerance, inspiring a
movement that smashed barriers on and off the fie


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