#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis with the help of All-American running back, Jim Brown. The civil rights movement is gaining steam; Davis experiences prejudice on campus, in town, and on the field, sometimes from teammates. How he handles it and how he challenges Schwartzwalder to stand up for his players provide a counterpoint to several great seasons that lead first to a national championship and then to the Heismann Trophy.
Plot: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
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” Only real Giants can tell you how good it feels to be so tall ”
When studios turn back the clock in movies, they expose the excessive baggage which accompanied our bigoted and ignorant past. Audiences living in the present decade can observe all of the social ills of those bygone eras. Social problems in America have all but been buried, yet irritatingly they surface when our society is reminded not every American has learned the lessons of the past. Thus it is with this superior movie called ” The Express.” The great Ernie Davis is played by Rob Brown as an adult and Justin Martin in his youth. Both actors do a incredible job. Dennis Quaid plays Ben Schwartzwalder, the inspirational coach who does an exceptional job. The icon Jim Brown is played by Darren Henson and Charles Dutton is William Davis Sr. Although the film traces the life of Ernie Davis, it only highlights the major events, tragedies and triumphs of the all star player at Saracues University. The movie is inspirational on many levels and touches the viewer with the most dramatic obstacles such as racism and segregation. Indeed a personal meeting with the late great John F. Kennedy is sure to evoke positive memories. Throughout the entire movie one is offered a blunt eye-view of our most brutal social affliction and one can only hope our great nation will one day make it obsolete. Easilly recommended to all audiences. ****
The Express, despite some exaggerations, was a mostly inspiring bio-film of Ernie Davis
Before I write the review proper of The Express, I have something to nitpick: I know when films are made “based on a true story” some events are going to be exaggerated. Nonetheless, I expect most of what happens in those movies to reflect a certain truth and be as accurate as possible. So when I read here on IMDb that the taunts of the Syracuse vs. West Virginia game from WV stadium members NEVER HAPPENED and that the coach that Dennis Quaid played had actually worked near the surrounding areas, that marred some of the enjoyment I got out of this movie based on Ernie Davis, whom I actually read about in elementary school in a literature textbook during the ’70s. I wasn’t bothered by some other inaccuracies I read about, however, since many of them were more minor and therefore, doesn’t ruin the picture for me. The performances of Rob Brown as Davis and Quaid as head coach Ben Schwartzwalder had me riveted for most of the movie and I also enjoyed Charles Dutton as Davis’ grandfather and Nicole Beharie as Davis’ girlfriend, Sarah Ward. The tragic fate of Davis in the last 15 minutes also was handled tastefully and reading about President Kennedy’s eulogy before the end credits was especially inspiring. So despite my misgivings about the whole West Virginia scene, I’m recommending The Express for anyone curious about this nearly forgotten time in college football history. P.S. I was pleasantly surprised to read in the end credits that part of this movie was shot in my birthtown of Chicago, Ill.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Gary Fleder
Writer Charles Leavitt, Robert Gallagher (book)
Actors Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller
Country USA, Germany
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Davis Entertainment
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Panavision Primo Lenses, Bolex H16 REX-5, Angenieux Lens, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Double-X 7222, Kodachrome 25D 7267), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (16 mm footage) (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)