October 10, 2008
Rated PG-13 for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality
Based on a true story, "The Express" 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...
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Sports movies are a dime a dozen, but there's something about the genre that makes them impervious to the normal inconsistencies that others suffer. While action, dramas and comedies all tend to ebb and flow in terms of quality and entertainment value, sports movies all follow the same formula and yet manage to sustain a consistent level of entertainment. The reason is simple: we like to see the underdogs win, and most sports movies are able underdogs overcoming amazing obstacles.
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