The Express the Ernie Davis story

Published 2009
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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.

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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Ernie Davis story [DVD]
Based on the book "Ernie Davis: the Elmira Express" by Robert Gallagher.
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.
Director of photography, Kramer Morgenthau ; editors, Padraic McKinley, William Steinkamp ; music, Mark Isham.
Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller, Nelsan Ellis, Charles S. Dutton.
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen.
For private home use only.
Includes audio tracks in English and Spanish with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
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