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The Express

The color of football changed forever after Ernie Davis (played by Rob Brown) began playing for Syracuse University. Based on a true story, The Express follows the challenges faced by the skilled athlete and his coach (Dennis Quaid) that eventually led to him becoming the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 10 Oct 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

The Express is rated PG: for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality.

Cast: Bob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown.
Studio: 2008 Universal Studios
Website: Official site for The Express.

Detailed Review

The Heisman Trophy, named for former college football coach John Heisman and awarded annually since 1935, is one of college football's most prestigious awards. Presented to the outstanding player of… 
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Why Is The Express Rated PG?

Football isn’t always friendly, as some of Coach Schwartzwalder’s players soon discover when his rigorous… 
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Talk It Over

Why does Ernie feel like he is an invisible member of the team? Why is… 
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