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The Express


Category: 39
All Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime:
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Gary Fleder
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Taglines:

  • No one can drift forever.

  • Writing by: Charles Leavitt – (written by)
    Robert Gallagher – (book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express")

    Produced by: Derek Dauchy – executive producer
    John Davis – producer
    Damien Saccani – executive producer
    Ezra Swerdlow – executive producer

    Cast: 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 Davis
    Justin Jones – Young Will
    Nicole Beharie – Sarah Ward
    Aunjanue Ellis – Marie Davis
    Elizabeth Shivers – Elizabeth Davis

    Music: Mark Isham
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: Five young friends head out to the country for a weekend at the family cabin and run afoul of a group of motorcycle riding madwomen led by the sadistic, knife-wielding plastic surgeon Dr. Fielding.
    Plot: A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

    Movie Quotes: Terrell: You and I have some unfinished business.
    Dr. Chopper: Who the hell are you?
    Terrell: I'm the ranger who is gonna kick your fucking ass.


    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    During the credits, an interview on The Tonight Show is shown between Farmer and Jay Leno. Pictures play during the credits as well.

    Goofs: We know about 9 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: During the West Virginia football game Ernie Davis gets hit out of bounds and is lying on the sideline. The football announcer states Davis is hurt lying PRONE (face down) on the field when in fact the scene shows him lying in a SUPINE (face up)position.

    Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • It was intended that Chief Supt Strange played by James Grout would appear, either as the superintendent or at least in a transitional scene in a nursing home after his retirement, but Grout was too ill to work so the character of Strange was written out and Supt Innocent was created instead.
    • The title of the episode, as shown on scripts and call-sheets, was Reputation. However this episode title was not displayed on any credits or in any listings magazines or publicity material.
    • When Jessica Pollock is playing the trumpet, the music scholarship is funded by the Endeavour Award provided by an anonymous bequest. The secretary tells Lewis that the only stipulation the benefactor made was that the winner must “give solace to the soul with their playing”. It is obvious that the benefactor was none other than Morse.


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