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  • The Express (2008)
  • PG
    130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The Express (2008)
PG
130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Director
Writers
Charles Leavitt | Robert Gallagher (book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express")
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Deborah Aquila | Jennifer L. Smith (as Jennifer Smith) | Tricia Wood
Production Designer
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Release date
Oct 10, 2008 (United States)

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Cast

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174 cast members
Name Known for
Rob Brown
Ernie Davis Ernie Davis   See fewer
Dennis Quaid
Ben Schwartzwalder Ben Schwartzwalder   See fewer
Darrin Dewitt Henson
Jim Brown Jim Brown   See fewer
Omar Benson Miller
Jack Buckley Jack Buckley   See fewer
Nelsan Ellis
Will Davis, Jr. Will Davis, Jr.   See fewer
Charles S. Dutton
Willie 'Pops' Davis Willie 'Pops' Davis   See fewer
Justin Martin
Young Ernie Young Ernie   See fewer
Justin Jones
Young Will Young Will   See fewer
Nicole Beharie
Sarah Ward Sarah Ward   See fewer
Aunjanue Ellis
Marie Davis Marie Davis   See fewer
Elizabeth Shivers
Elizabeth Davis Elizabeth Davis   See fewer
Clancy Brown
Roy Simmons Roy Simmons   See fewer
Danny McCarthy
Bill Bell Bill Bell   See fewer
Regina Hoyles
Sister Sister   See fewer
Chelcie Ross
Lew Andreas Lew Andreas   See fewer
Saul Rubinek
Art Modell Art Modell   See fewer
Craig Hawksley
George Marshall George Marshall   See fewer
Jeff Still
Al Malette Al Malette   See fewer
Geoff Stults
Bob Lundy Bob Lundy   See fewer
Derek Graf
Maury Youmans Maury Youmans   See fewer
Evan Jones
Roger 'Hound Dog' Davis Roger 'Hound Dog' Davis   See fewer
Maximilian Osinski
Gerhard Schwedes Gerhard Schwedes   See fewer
Enver Gjokaj
Dave Sarette Dave Sarette   See fewer
LaRoyce Hawkins
Art Baker Art Baker   See fewer
Lucas Ellman
Squirrel Squirrel   See fewer
Josh Odor
Darrell Royal Darrell Royal   See fewer
Matt Trissel
Clay Taylor Clay Taylor   See fewer
Chad L. Stevens
Peter Logan Peter Logan   See fewer
Keir Thirus
Bob Ferguson Bob Ferguson   See fewer
Chaz Black
Jimmy Saxton Jimmy Saxton   See fewer
Garth Gelker
Holy Cross Linebacker Holy Cross Linebacker   See fewer
David Darlow
Cotton Bowl Official Cotton Bowl Official   See fewer
Michael Skewes
Cotton Bowl Referee Cotton Bowl Referee   See fewer
Gary Houston
Marty Harrigan Marty Harrigan   See fewer
Ned Schmidtke
Bill Clark Bill Clark   See fewer
Keith Kupferer
Small Fry Coach Small Fry Coach   See fewer
Christopher Sullivan
Assistant All-Star Coach Assistant All-Star Coach   See fewer
Aaron Roman Weiner
Opposing Coach Opposing Coach   See fewer
Tim Grimm
W. Virginia Coach W. Virginia Coach   See fewer
Matthew Settle
President Kennedy President Kennedy   See fewer
Stu Lisson
Man in a Suit Man in a Suit   See fewer
Lance Baker
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Christian Stolte
Dan Boyle Dan Boyle   See fewer
Mike Bradecich
Tom Martin Tom Martin   See fewer
Chris Farrell
W. Virginia Sportswriter W. Virginia Sportswriter   See fewer
Doug James
CBS Announcer CBS Announcer   See fewer
Ron Hawking
Syracuse Announcer Syracuse Announcer   See fewer
Linara Washington
Gloria Baker Gloria Baker   See fewer
Chadwick Boseman
Floyd Little Floyd Little   See fewer
Kevin R. Kelly
Man in Dark Suit Man in Dark Suit   See fewer
Bruce Jarchow
Dr. Hewlett Dr. Hewlett   See fewer
Ridge Canipe
Gang Leader Gang Leader   See fewer
Stephen Louis Grush
Gang Member Gang Member   See fewer
Louie Cesario
Gang Member Gang Member   See fewer
Paul Turner
Longhorn Scout Longhorn Scout   See fewer
Rick Uecker
Middle-Aged Man Middle-Aged Man   See fewer
Kris Wolff
Grounds Keeper Grounds Keeper   See fewer
Jeffrey Zabrin
Small Fry QB Small Fry QB   See fewer
Darryl Warren
Heisman Official Heisman Official   See fewer
Brian Mahoney
Buffalo Doctor Buffalo Doctor   See fewer
Philip Rayburn Smith
Business Lawyer Business Lawyer   See fewer
Laurie Larson
Proprietor Proprietor   See fewer
Will Zahrn
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Phillip Edward Van Lear
NAACP Member (as Phillip Vanlear) NAACP Member (as Phillip Vanlear)   See fewer
F. David Roth
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
Richard Henzel
W. Virginia Booster W. Virginia Booster   See fewer
Howie Johnson
W. Virginia Heckler W. Virginia Heckler   See fewer
James Anthony Zoccoli
W. Virginia Heckler (as James Zoccoli) W. Virginia Heckler (as James Zoccoli)   See fewer
Eddie Bo Smith Jr.
Dallas Bellhop (as Eddie Bo Smith) Dallas Bellhop (as Eddie Bo Smith)   See fewer
Jeff Christian
Syracuse Trainer Syracuse Trainer   See fewer
Victor Cole
Hotel Worker Hotel Worker   See fewer
William Dick
Heisman Man in Suit Heisman Man in Suit   See fewer
Sam Derence
Sports Reporter Sports Reporter   See fewer
Brian Boland
Cleveland Browns Asst. Coach Cleveland Browns Asst. Coach   See fewer
Walker Howard
Robert Field Robert Field   See fewer
Leonard House
Alan Touissant Alan Touissant   See fewer
Allan Graf
W. Virginia Referee W. Virginia Referee   See fewer
Kevin Stark
Reporter (Team Bus) Reporter (Team Bus)   See fewer
Kurt Naebig
Reporter (Team Bus) Reporter (Team Bus)   See fewer
Ernest Perry Jr.
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
Ed Smaron
Play-by-Play Announcer Play-by-Play Announcer   See fewer
Dan Flannery
Hot Shot Hot Shot   See fewer
Chet Coppock
PA Announcer PA Announcer   See fewer
Guy Klinzing
Chancellor Tully Chancellor Tully   See fewer
Barry Tolli
Elmira Free Academy Quarterback Elmira Free Academy Quarterback   See fewer
Chris Cowan
Boston College Linebacker Boston College Linebacker   See fewer
Michael Malczyk
Penn State Linebacker Penn State Linebacker   See fewer
Torrey Vogel
Brokaw Brokaw   See fewer
Kenya Drew
Pretty Girl Pretty Girl   See fewer
John Anderson
Cotton Bowl Referee Cotton Bowl Referee   See fewer
Jeff Welsh
Texas Quarterback Texas Quarterback   See fewer
Michael Labus
Cleveland Browns Quarterback Cleveland Browns Quarterback   See fewer
Mike Ullrich
Franklin (as Michael Ullrich) Franklin (as Michael Ullrich)   See fewer
Lonnie Brooks
Singer Singer   See fewer
Nathan Adloff
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Alexander
Cleveland Browns Football Player #50 (uncredited) Cleveland Browns Football Player #50 (uncredited)   See fewer
Carlo Aparo
Sideline Spectator (uncredited) Sideline Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Billy Atchison
Syracuse Football Player #25 (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player #25 (uncredited)   See fewer
Scott Baity Jr.
Neighborhood Boy (uncredited) Neighborhood Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Laurel Beck
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Scott Bell
Syracuse Football Player (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Joey Bicicchi
Syracuse Football Player (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Boughton
Football Player / Dancer / Student / Fan (uncredited) Football Player / Dancer / Student / Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Suzy Brack
Syracuse Spectator (uncredited) Syracuse Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Bruno
Saxophonist (uncredited) Saxophonist (uncredited)   See fewer
Gene Bryant
Syracuse Fan (uncredited) Syracuse Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Ellen Canton
Spectator / Passerby (uncredited) Spectator / Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
Brad Carmody
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelli Clevenger
Game Spectator (uncredited) Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Evyenia Constantine
Syracuse Student (uncredited) Syracuse Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Falvo
Press (uncredited) Press (uncredited)   See fewer
Kate Fitzgerald
College Student (uncredited) College Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Jason Frederick
Syracuse Football Player #67 (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player #67 (uncredited)   See fewer
Alex Gil
Football Game Spectator (uncredited) Football Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Reggie Gowland
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryan Hartford
Syracuse Cheerleader (uncredited) Syracuse Cheerleader (uncredited)   See fewer
Naomi Heilmann
Majorette (uncredited) Majorette (uncredited)   See fewer
Kyle Hillman
Syracuse Player - #57 (uncredited) Syracuse Player - #57 (uncredited)   See fewer
Michelle Hippe
Game Spectator (uncredited) Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Craig Hissong
Photographer / Spectator (uncredited) Photographer / Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Alec Holmes
Sportscaster / Reporter (uncredited) Sportscaster / Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Kaliebe
Reporter - Syracuse Daily News (uncredited) Reporter - Syracuse Daily News (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Keiser
Syracuse Spectator (uncredited) Syracuse Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Alex Kidd
Cheerleader (uncredited) Cheerleader (uncredited)   See fewer
Sharon Kluge
Wealthy Wife of Alumni (uncredited) Wealthy Wife of Alumni (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Kolbey
Kansas U Head Coach (uncredited) Kansas U Head Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas Kosik
Assistant Coach (uncredited) Assistant Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Kramer
Heckler (uncredited) Heckler (uncredited)   See fewer
Tim Krueger
Reporter - Look Magazine (uncredited) Reporter - Look Magazine (uncredited)   See fewer
Erich K. Kurschat
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan LaBuda
Spectator in bleachers (uncredited) Spectator in bleachers (uncredited)   See fewer
Liz Larsen-Silva
West Virginia Fan (uncredited) West Virginia Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Maurice Lofton
College Student / NAACP member (uncredited) College Student / NAACP member (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamie Louachai
Cheerleader (uncredited) Cheerleader (uncredited)   See fewer
Angelina Lyubomirova
Band Member (uncredited) Band Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara Elizabeth Maleski
Cotton Bowl Spectator (uncredited) Cotton Bowl Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandra Mann
Syracuse Fan (uncredited) Syracuse Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
George A. Martinez
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
J.R. Martino
Syracuse Football Player (#86) (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player (#86) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Mazurk
Reporter in Cotton Bowl Press Box (uncredited) Reporter in Cotton Bowl Press Box (uncredited)   See fewer
Krista McEnany
Texas Fan (uncredited) Texas Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Patrick Meraz
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Monteleone
Football Fan (uncredited) Football Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jordan Mullins
Syracuse Football Player #18 (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player #18 (uncredited)   See fewer
Greg Peterson
Spectator / Reporter / Cameraman / Lawyer / Press Secretary (uncredited) Spectator / Reporter / Cameraman / Lawyer / Press Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Pitcairn
Shopkeeper (uncredited) Shopkeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
Esther Povitsky
Modell Teen (uncredited) Modell Teen (uncredited)   See fewer
Chad Queen
Syracuse Player (uncredited) Syracuse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Rayome
Syracuse University Professor (uncredited) Syracuse University Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelly Saindon
Woman on Date (uncredited) Woman on Date (uncredited)   See fewer
Jill Sayre
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Scafidi
Syracuse Football Player / Cleveland Browns Football Player (uncredited) Syracuse Football Player / Cleveland Browns Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Dandrell Scott
NAACP Member (uncredited) NAACP Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Gary Sedlock
Photographer / Newsreel Camera Operator (uncredited) Photographer / Newsreel Camera Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Shelley
Texas Football Player / Syracuse Football Player (uncredited) Texas Football Player / Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
André Sogliuzzo
President Kennedy (voice) (uncredited) President Kennedy (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Toni-Marie Spera
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmy Styx
Syracuse Player (uncredited) Syracuse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Szaflik
Texas Fan / Reporter (uncredited) Texas Fan / Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Tristan Layne Tapscott
Fan #5 (uncredited) Fan #5 (uncredited)   See fewer
John Thurner
Reporter - Life Magazine (uncredited) Reporter - Life Magazine (uncredited)   See fewer
Giota Trakas
University Student (uncredited) University Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Adrian Turika
Boston College Football Player (uncredited) Boston College Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
David Wolfgang von Ehrlicher
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Chuck Wagner
Syracuse Strength Coach (uncredited) Syracuse Strength Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
Rose Waldschmidt
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Edwin Walker
Segregated Syracuse Student (uncredited) Segregated Syracuse Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Joel Wasserman
Football player (uncredited) Football player (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Whyte
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Trenton Willey
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Lisa Wolf
Football Fan (uncredited) Football Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert A. Young
Assistant Syracuse Football Coach (uncredited) Assistant Syracuse Football Coach (uncredited)   See fewer
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