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Writers (WGA):
Charles Leavitt (written by)
Robert Gallagher (book)
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Release Date:
10 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Inspiring Sports Movie See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Rob Brown ... Ernie Davis

Dennis Quaid ... Ben Schwartzwalder

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Jim Brown

Omar Benson Miller ... Jack Buckley

Nelsan Ellis ... Will Davis, Jr.

Charles S. Dutton ... Willie 'Pops' Davis

Justin Martin ... Young Ernie

Justin Jones ... Young Will

Nicole Beharie ... Sarah Ward

Aunjanue Ellis ... Marie Davis

Elizabeth Shivers ... Elizabeth Davis

Clancy Brown ... Roy Simmons
Danny McCarthy ... Bill Bell

Regina Hoyles ... Sister

Chelcie Ross ... Lew Andreas

Saul Rubinek ... Art Modell
Craig Hawksley ... George Marshall

Jeff Still ... Al Malette

Geoff Stults ... Bob Lundy

Derek Graf ... Maury Youmans

Evan Jones ... Roger 'Hound Dog' Davis

Maximilian Osinski ... Gerhard Schwedes

Enver Gjokaj ... Dave Sarette

Laroyce Hawkins ... Art Baker
Lucas Ellman ... Squirrel

Josh Odor ... Darrell Royal
Matt Trissel ... Clay Taylor
Chad L. Stevens ... Peter Logan

Keir Thirus ... Bob Ferguson

Chaz Black ... Jimmy Saxton
Garth Gelker ... Holy Cross Linebacker

David Darlow ... Cotton Bowl Official
Michael Skewes ... Cotton Bowl Referee

Gary Houston ... Marty Harrigan

Ned Schmidtke ... Bill Clark
Keith Kupferer ... Small Fry Coach
Christopher Sullivan ... Assistant All-Star Coach

Aaron Roman Weiner ... Opposing Coach
Tim Grimm ... W. Virginia Coach

Matthew Settle ... President Kennedy

Stu Lisson ... Man in a Suit

Lance Baker ... Reporter

Christian Stolte ... Dan Boyle

Mike Bradecich ... Tom Martin
Chris Farrell ... W. Virginia Sportswriter

Doug James ... CBS Announcer
Ron Hawking ... Syracuse Announcer

Linara Washington ... Gloria Baker

Chadwick Boseman ... Floyd Little

Kevin R. Kelly ... Man in Dark Suit

Bruce Jarchow ... Dr. Hewlett

Ridge Canipe ... Gang Leader

Stephen Louis Grush ... Gang Member
Louie Cesario ... Gang Member
Paul Turner ... Longhorn Scout

Rick Uecker ... Middle-Aged Man

Kris Wolff ... Grounds Keeper
Jeffrey Zabrin ... Small Fry QB
Darryl Warren ... Heisman Official

Brian Mahoney ... Buffalo Doctor
Philip Rayburn Smith ... Business Lawyer
Laurie Larson ... Proprietor

Will Zahrn ... Doctor

Phillip Edward Van Lear ... NAACP Member (as Phillip Vanlear)
Michael Hargrove ... Arthur
F. David Roth ... Photographer
Richard Henzel ... W. Virginia Booster

Howie Johnson ... W. Virginia Heckler

James Anthony Zoccoli ... W. Virginia Heckler (as James Zoccoli)
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Dallas Bellhop (as Eddie Bo Smith)
Jeff Christian ... Syracuse Trainer
Victor Cole ... Hotel Worker

William Dick ... Heisman Man in Suit

Sam Derence ... Sports Reporter

Brian Boland ... Cleveland Browns Asst. Coach

Walker Howard ... Robert Field
Leonard House ... Alan Touissant

Allan Graf ... W. Virginia Referee
Kevin Stark ... Reporter (Team Bus)

Kurt Naebig ... Reporter (Team Bus)
Ernest Perry Jr. ... Preacher
Ed Smaron ... Play-by-Play Announcer
Dan Flannery ... Hot Shot
Chet Coppock ... PA Announcer
Robert Cullent ... Petie

Guy Klinzing ... Chancellor Tully

Barry Tolli ... Elmira Free Academy Quarterback
Chris Cowan ... Boston College Linebacker
Michael Malczyk ... Penn State Linebacker

Torrey Vogel ... Brokaw
Kenya Drew ... Pretty Girl
John Anderson ... Cotton Bowl Referee
Jeff Welsh ... Texas Quarterback
Michael Labus ... Cleveland Browns Quarterback
Mike Ullrich ... Franklin (as Michael Ullrich)
Lonnie Brooks ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nathan Adloff ... Student (uncredited)

Carlo Aparo ... Sideline Spectator (uncredited)

Billy Atchison ... Syracuse Football Player #25 (uncredited)
Scott Baity Jr. ... Neighborhood Boy (uncredited)
Laurel Beck ... Nurse (uncredited)
Christopher Scott Bell ... Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)

Joey Bicicchi ... Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)
Daniel Boughton ... Football Player / Dancer / Student / Fan (uncredited)

Suzy Brack ... Syracuse Spectator (uncredited)
Gene Bryant ... Syracuse Fan (uncredited)

Ellen Canton ... Spectator / Passerby (uncredited)
Brad Carmody ... Fan (uncredited)

Kelli Clevenger ... Game Spectator (uncredited)
Evyenia Constantine ... Syracuse Student (uncredited)

Alexandra DiNovi ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Kate Fitzgerald ... College Student (uncredited)

Jason Frederick ... Syracuse Football Player #67 (uncredited)
Alex Gil ... Football Game Spectator (uncredited)
Ryan Hartford ... Syracuse Cheerleader (uncredited)
Naomi Heilmann ... Majorette (uncredited)
Kyle Hillman ... Syracuse Player - #57 (uncredited)
Alec Holmes ... Sportscaster / Reporter (uncredited)

Bob Kaliebe ... Reporter - Syracuse Daily News (uncredited)

Mark Keiser ... Syracuse Spectator (uncredited)
Sharon Kluge ... Wealthy Wife of Alumni (uncredited)
Bob Kolbey ... Kansas U Head Coach (uncredited)

Thomas Kosik ... Assistant Coach (uncredited)

Robert Kramer ... Heckler (uncredited)

Don Kress ... Times Reporter / Photographer (uncredited)

Tim Krueger ... Reporter - Look Magazine (uncredited)
Dan LaBuda ... Spectator in bleachers (uncredited)
Liz Larsen-Silva ... West Virginia Fan (uncredited)
Jamie Louachai ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Angelina Lyubomirova ... Band Member (uncredited)

Barbara Elizabeth Maleski ... Cotton Bowl Spectator (uncredited)

Alexandra Mann ... Syracuse Fan (uncredited)
George A. Martinez ... Football Player (uncredited)
J.R. Martino ... Syracuse Football Player (#86) (uncredited)
Joseph Mazurk ... Reporter in Cotton Bowl Press Box (uncredited)
Krista McEnany ... Texas Fan (uncredited)
Nick Monteleone ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Kevin Pitcairn ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Esther Povitsky ... Modell Teen (uncredited)
Chad Queen ... Syracuse Player (uncredited)

Jill Sayre ... (uncredited)
Mark Scafidi ... Syracuse Football Player / Cleveland Browns Football Player (uncredited)

Gary Sedlock ... Photographer / Newsreel Camera Operator (uncredited)
Tom Shelley ... Texas Football Player / Syracuse Football Player (uncredited)

André Sogliuzzo ... President Kennedy (voice) (uncredited)
Toni-Marie Spera ... Fan (uncredited)

Jimmy Styx ... Syracuse Player (uncredited)
Kevin Szaflik ... Texas Fan / Reporter (uncredited)

Tristan Layne Tapscott ... Fan #5 (uncredited)
John Thurner ... Reporter - Life Magazine (uncredited)

Giota Trakas ... University Student (uncredited)
Adrian Turika ... Boston College Football Player (uncredited)

Chuck Wagner ... Syracuse Strength Coach (uncredited)

Rose Waldschmidt ... Fan (uncredited)
Edwin Walker ... Segregated Syracuse Student (uncredited)

Mike Whyte ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lisa Wolf ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Robert A. Young ... Assistant Syracuse Football Coach (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gary Fleder 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charles Leavitt (written by)

Robert Gallagher (book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express")

Produced by
Adam Coplan .... co-producer
Derek Dauchy .... executive producer
John Davis .... producer
Arne Schmidt .... executive producer (as Arne L. Schmidt)
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Padraic McKinley 
William Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jennifer L. Smith  (as Jennifer Smith)
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Nelson Coates 
 
Art Direction by
Seth Reed 
 
Set Decoration by
Denise Pizzini 
 
Costume Design by
Abigail Murray 
 
Makeup Department
Denise Baker .... additional hair stylist
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist: Mr. Quaid
Mary 'Dugan' Buono .... key hair stylist (as Dugan Buono)
Scott Cameron .... hair stylist
Marcus Davis .... barber
Donald Dowd .... characterization
Latrice Edwards .... makeup artist
Agnes M. Gibicar .... additional hair stylist (as Agnes Gibicar)
Agnes M. Gibicar .... key hair stylist: second unit (as Agnes Gibicar)
Vivian Guzman .... additional hair stylist
Lisa Jelic .... makeup artist
Kristin Lamar .... makeup artist
Aimee Lippert-Bastian .... key makeup artist (as Aimee Lippert)
Dominic Mango .... hair department head
Helen Marchfield .... assistant makeup artist
Tony Mirante .... hair department head
Kelly Nelson .... hair stylist: Mr. Quaid
Suzi Ostos .... makeup department head
Lillian Sakamaki .... makeup artist
Thomas Terhaar .... hair stylist
Tim Toth .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Billy Higgins .... unit production manager
Sean T. Stratton .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Deigl .... second second assistant director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Richard S. Lederer .... second assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael T. McNerney .... second assistant director: second unit
Stefan Rand .... second second assistant director: second unit
Amy Schmidt .... first assistant director: second unit
Aaron Schneider .... director: road unit
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Jason Breitzman .... prop master: second unit
Danny Cavada .... additional art department production assistant
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master
Helmer Claesson .... on-set dresser
William Dambra .... property master
Kyle Holden .... assistant property master
Kyle Holden .... prop master: second unit
Abbie Jacobson .... assistant set decorator
Matthew J. Norskog .... second on-set dresser
Marquee Reno .... second unit props
Paul Sharpe .... art department production assistant
Monica Sotto .... art department coordinator
Glenn Stevens .... construction foreman
Larry Szymanowski .... on-set scenic artist
David Tennenbaum .... set designer
Scott Troha .... leadman
David Utley .... assistant art director
Randall D. Wilkins .... set designer
Erica Willis McCormick .... art department production assistant (as Erica Willis)
Jane Wuu .... set designer
Cliff Zimowski .... set decorating coordinator
Phillip Ellman .... greens foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bryan Bowen .... sound effects editor
Tim Butler .... adr mixer
Eddie Bydalek .... digital sound mix technician
Michael Capulli .... additional boom operator: second unit
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Karl Dondlinger .... boom operator: second unit
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Scott Martin Gershin .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
David Obermeyer .... sound mixer
Mark Ormandy .... additional sound
Michelle Pazer .... adr editor
Shannon Potter .... additional sound
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound designer
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Kevin J. Summers .... boom operator
Renee Tondelli .... supervising dialogue editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Hugh Waddell .... dialogue supervisor
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Peter Zinda .... sound effects editor
Emilio Mazur .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John D. Milinac .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Abrahamian .... animation lead: CIS Hollywood
Jayni Borgaro .... paint and roto artist: CIS Hollywood
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist
Melissa Brockman .... visual effects producer
Elika Burns .... roto/paint artist: CIS Hollywood
Joanna 'Joey' Cade .... Massive animation producer: Reel FX
Scott Seungpil Chung .... effects artist: CIS Hollywood
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: PIC
Shane Cook .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Craig Crawford .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Sara Docksey .... visual effects coordinator: CIS Hollywood
Alan Hernandez .... texture artist
Heather Elisa Hill .... production supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Ian Hubbard .... modeler: CIS Hollywood
Ian Hubbard .... texture artist: CIS Hollywood
Mark Justison .... roto/paint artist: CIS Hollywood
Dan Kaufman .... digital vfx supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Heather MacPhee .... paint and rotoscope artist: CIS Hollywood
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Steven Messing .... matte painting supervisor: Digital Backlot
Kama Moiha .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Kenneth Nakada .... digital matte painter: CIS Hollywood
James P. Noon .... tracking
Gregory Oehler .... senior compositor: CIS Hollywood
Julie Orosz .... executive producer: cis hollywood
Eric Pender .... cg artist: CIS Hollywood
Brian Ripley .... digital artist
Chris Ryan .... cg artist: CIS Hollywood
Rick Sander .... visual effects lighter
Greg Shimp .... paint & rotoscoping artist: CIS Hollywood
Prateep Siamwalla .... tracking
Craig A. Simms .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Thomas J. Smith .... visual effects supervisor
Andy Tanguay .... lead modeler: CIS Hollywood
James Valentine .... paint & rotoscoping artist: CIS Hollywood
Jerry Weil .... cg artist: CIS Hollywood
Matt Wilson .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Xye .... tracking
Matt Ashton .... senior systems: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Donald Fly .... general manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Amy Garback .... effects liaison: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Brian Holmes .... systems engineer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
J. Kitazaki .... production assistant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Robert Minsk .... systems: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Kyle Yamamoto .... programmer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Daniel Abikasis .... stunt double
Dedric Anderson .... stunts
Warren Anderson .... stunts
Angela Batchelor .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunt rigging coordinator
Ryan Chibucos .... stunt double
Ed Donoghue .... stunt performer
Sandy Fletcher .... stunt performer
Conrade Gamble .... stunt double
Garth Gelker .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Derek Graf .... stunts
Jason Grimm .... stunt performer
Jason Grimm .... stunts
Ryan Hamby .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunt double
Chad L. Stevens .... stunt double
Russell Thomas .... stunts
Torrey Vogel .... stunts
Gino Woulard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Armstrong .... video assist operator
Art Bartels .... key grip
Steve Bernstein .... epk videographer
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator
Kevin Boyd .... video supervisor
Thomas S. Ciciura .... assistant camera
Jonathan Clark .... film loader
Dawn Copeland .... electrician
Joseph Czerw .... electrician
Joseph Czerw .... grip
Chris Dame .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jaime Dawkins .... technocrane technician
Steve Denny .... camera operator: second unit
Don Devine .... camera operator: "a" camera
James Dewinski .... electrician
Shannon DeWolfe .... camera loader: second unit
Jonathan Ellison .... grip
Fred Folmer .... dolly grip
Joe Gajewski .... crane technician
Zachary Gannaway .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alejandro Garcia .... crane technician: Technocrane
Alejandro Garcia .... second assistant camera: second unit
Jeffery Garland .... second assistant camera
Bob Gomez .... rigging grip
Charles S. Hodes .... still photographer
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ingrid Karolewski .... camera intern
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant: "b" camera
Oliver Larry .... rigging grip
Brett Laumann .... chief lighting technician
Matthew LeCrone .... electrician
Andrew Lostumo .... electrician
Mike Lubomski .... grip: Chicago
Blake E. Matthys .... electrician
Blake E. Matthys .... electrician: second unit
Lance Mayer .... libra head technician
Jeff Mihovilovich .... second assistant camera
Chris Mulsoff .... rigging electric best boy
Fabio A. Ortega .... light study photographer
Thom Owens .... camera operator: second unit
Keith Pokorski .... remote camera technician
Don Powell .... electrician
Chad Rivetti .... first assistant camera: second unit
Spencer M. Rohan .... grip
Peter D. Roome .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, football unit
James F. Roorda .... key rigging grip
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera: second unit
Aaron Schneider .... director of photography: road unit
Dan Schroer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bob Scott .... director of photography: second unit
Greg Still .... grip
Kathina Szeto .... first assistant camera
Christy Taddeo .... grip
Karina Teismann .... electrician
Brian Wells .... camera intern
Kevin Wisor .... electrician
Steven R. Wojcik .... additional camera operator
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator
Cameron Zetty .... lighting console programmer
Stephanie Dufford .... camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
Jeff Tomcho .... additional second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ranjani Brow .... adr voice casting
Lamya Holley Clinton .... extras casting assistant
Emily Dahm .... extras casting (as Emily Ann Dahm)
Tara Feldstein .... casting assistant
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate
Lindsay Heller .... extras casting assistant
Wendy Hoffman .... adr voice casting
Darlene R. Hunt .... extras casting
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting executive
Jennifer Madeloff .... extras casting associate
Clare Morris .... extras casting associate
Mickie Paskal .... casting: Chicago
Marshall Peck .... extras casting
Joan Philo .... extras casting director
Jennifer Rudnicke .... casting: Chicago (as Jennifer S. Rudnicke)
Erin Toner .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nanrose Buchman .... assistant costume designer
Lizzie Cook .... key costumer
John Darmour .... costumer
Steven Frendreis .... additional wardrobe
Gretchen Gain .... assistant costume designer
Melissa Grzybek .... costumer
Edward T. Hanley .... football costumer
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Maria Lorenzana .... costumer
Eileen McCahill .... costume supervisor
Sukari McGill .... costumer
Shannon Neubauer .... costumer
Gabriel Nieves .... production assistant: wardrobe (2007)
Rachael Ohman .... set costumer
Fabio A. Ortega .... wardrobe production assistant
Vivian Pavlos .... set costumer
Heather Pollock .... key costumer
Damien Quinn .... football costumer
Jamie Rush .... costume assistant
Nadia Salameh .... set costumer
Maryann Scinto .... costume dyer and ager
Ericka N. Shane .... costume coordinator
Melissa Stinson .... costumer
Nancy Takehara .... costumer
Valerie Zielonka .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Banner Gwin .... apprentice editor
Jason Joseph .... first assistant editor
Brett Lavinthal .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Greg Podunovich .... first assistant editor
Mike Sowa .... digital preview timer
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor
Dick Bernstein .... supervising music editor
Steve Biossat .... playback singer
Adam Blau .... drumline arranger
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Jason La Rocca .... additional score recording
Dave Lawrence .... assistant music editor
Jon Lewis .... musician: trumpet solos
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Cindy O'Connor .... additional music arranger
Holly Palmer .... vocal soloist
Tyler Parkinson .... music pre-recording engineer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
James Hogan .... transportation coordinator
John Lux Jr. .... driver
Patrick Lynn .... picture car coordinator
David Morales .... transportation
Robert Wallace .... driver
 
Other crew
Krystin Auriemma .... production assistant
MeSun Barnett .... set production assistant
Nathaniel E. Bell .... location assistant
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Jesse Brooks .... location assistant
Nicholas Carranza .... additional second assistant accountant
Jack Clancy .... set medic
Jim Copek .... photo double
Jorgen de Mey .... trainer: Mr. Brown
Alex Deas-Hamrick .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Michael Dorner .... payroll accountant
Matt Dworzanczyk .... production assistant
Elliott Eisman .... production assistant
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
P.J. Fishwick .... production assistant
Marc Frankowski .... accounting clerk
David Fulton .... unit publicist
Will Gatlin .... craft service
Corey Gibbons .... production assistant
Matthew Goodwin .... additional production assistant
Allan Graf .... football coordinator
Derek Graf .... assistant football coordinator
Nicole Graf .... football operations coordinator
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Josh Hamilton .... production assistant
Thomas Haring .... production assistant
Kyle Heller .... production assistant
Will Higgins .... production assistant
Kristie J. Hittle .... athletic trainer
Beau Holden .... assistant: Dennis Quaid
Qadree Holmes .... asset manager
Holli Hopkins-McGinley .... set production assistant (as Holli Hopkins)
Bam Hughes .... production assistant
Nicholas Jamison .... set production assistant: Chicago
Michael R. Kern .... first assistant accountant
Ross L. Kulma .... on-set first aid
Ron Landry .... stand-in
Christopher Lane .... set production assistant
Joseph Lazicki .... stand-in
Alex Lee .... production assistant
Curtis Leopardo .... production assistant
Frankie Lindquist .... set production assistant
Sharon Lomasney .... assistant production coordinator
Vinh Lu .... location scout
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor
Craig Maltby .... production assistant
Caesar Marconi .... production staff
Timothy Meehan .... assistant: Mr. Fleder
Steve Mikula .... photo double
Steve Mikula .... stand-in
Grant Pierce Myers .... assistant: Mr. Dauchy (as Grant Myers)
Heidi Brook Myers .... adr loop group
Jason Negron .... craft service
Tom Nicoll .... production assistant
Lauren A. Oliver .... researcher
Margaret J. Orlando .... production coordinator
Brian Palmert .... location assistant
Brian Palmert .... production assistant
Barry Papick .... acting coach
Jeremy Peacock .... production assistant
Jola Piwowarcyzk .... second assistant accountant
Michelle Poole .... assistant production coordinator
Brandie Posey .... production assistant
Jason Potash .... set production assistant
Terrie Quinlan .... studio teacher
Nick Rafferty .... assistant location manager
Moheen Ramsey .... production secretary
Stefan Rand .... set production assistant
Annabeth Rickley .... assistant: Mr. Schmidt
Jason Roby .... additional production assistant
Gail Rose .... post production accountant
Maria C. Roxas .... location manager
Jamie Rush .... production assistant
Ryan Salzwedel .... stand-in
Roy Samuelson .... adr loop group
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor: second unit
Nikki Scavo .... production assistant
Michelle Schultz .... athletic trainer
David P. Shaffer .... location production assistant
Heather Sharpe .... assistant production coordinator
Victor H. Soto .... equipment manager
Andy Spellman .... set production assistant
John Stacho .... photo double/stand-in: Dennis Quaid
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Anne Stuart .... craft service assistant
Bret August Tanzer .... production assistant
Carol Ann Thomas .... production supervisor: Syracuse, New York
Carol Ann Thomas .... travel coordinator
Kat Thomas .... locations office coordinator
Paul Thomas .... stand-in
William Thompson .... personal fitness trainer
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Amber Waters .... office production assistant
David Dino Wells Jr. .... extras coordinator/pa
John B. Winkler .... trainer: lacrosse
Nichole Wleklinski .... production assistant
John David Wolfe .... assistant location manager
Bryce Fishman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director/editor: main titles (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mary Beth Basile .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jim Brown .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Marie Davis .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Daryl Gross .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Dr. Daryl Gross)
Al Malette .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Armen Minasian .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Thom Owens .... in memory of
Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Elizabeth Allen)
Reggie Schwartzwalder .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Roger Springfield .... the filmmakers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Express: The Ernie Davis Story" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality
Runtime:
130 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Career team record @ Syracuse 1959 11-0 1960 7-2 1961 8-3.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Jim Brown was first introduced in the movie the scene showed him receiving his Cleveland Browns jersey from Art Modell in 1957. Art Modell didn't buy the Cleveland Browns until 1961.See more »
Quotes:
[First Line]
Ernie Davis:21 straight lines five yards apart. That is a football field. But there are other lines you don'T see that run deeper and wider. All the way through the country, and aren't part of any game.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.186" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Alone Is When You Break My HeartSee more »

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31 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Inspiring Sports Movie, 12 October 2008
Author: LDQ409 from Farmingdale, NY

The Express was one of the best sports movies I have seen. It tells the story of Ernie Davis, who was the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy and his relationship with his coach, Ben Schwarzwalder.

It is set in the late 50's where there was still a great deal of prejudice against African Americans, even in the northern states where segregation was not overt. Ernie's optimism and willingness to be the best football player he can be, not just the best African American football player was portrayed perfectly by Rob Brown. He was inspiring and you couldn't help rooting for him to succeed.

Ben was a crusty, set in his ways coach, who couldn't see beyond winning the game. Ernie helped him see that a football team is made up of individuals who have to pull together to achieve their goals. Dennis Quaid is an excellent actor, who can say so much with just a smile or a raised eyebrow. He is so natural, it is as if he isn't acting at all. Dennis & Rob have a very good chemistry, and they made every scene believable.

The Express was similar to the Rookie, another great film that Dennis Quaid starred in. Both films had just the right amount of drama, set off with little bits of comedy to relieve the tension.

At the showing I attended, the audience was very moved by the film because when it was over, there was much applause, something you don't hear much in movies these days.

You don't have to be a football fan to love this movie. I highly recommend it.

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