The Express


2h 9m 2008

Brief Synopsis

The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ernie Davis Story, The, Express
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Synopsis

The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.

Crew

Daniel Abikasis

Stunt Player

Adeoye Adeyemo

Stunt Player

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Assata Amoaku

Craft Service

Dedric Anderson

Stunt Player

Warren Anderson

Stunt Player

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Jay Appleberry

Special Effects Foreman

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Timothy Armstrong

Video

Matt Ashton

Software Engineer

Krystin Auriemma

Production Assistant

Patrick Baca

Stunt Player

Scott Baehrend

Best Boy Grip

Marc Baird

Storyboard Artist

Candice Baldwin

Sound

Mark Bartells

Adr

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Ralph Bass

Song

Angela Batchelor

Stunt Player

Frank Battaglia

Special Effects Technician

Michael Bauer

Music Editor

Terry Baughman

Construction Coordinator

Nathaniel E Bell

Location Assistant

Ron Berkeley

Makeup Artist

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Jon Beutjer

Stunt Player

Steve Biossat

Song Performer

John Bires

Sound

Erin Blake

Accounting Assistant

Adam Blau

Music

Bryan Bowen

Sound Editor

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Kevin P. Boyd

Video

David Brechin

Stunt Player

Jason Breitzman

Props Assistant

Nick Brett

Stunt Player

Melissa Brockman Kalmus

Visual Effects Producer

Brooke Brooks

Assistant

Jesse Brooks

Location Assistant

Lonnie Brooks

Song Performer

Lonnie Brooks

Song

Ranjani Brow

Adr Voice Casting

Gretchen Brown

Assistant Location Manager

Piney Brown

Song

Nanrose Buchman

Assistant Costume Designer

Mary Buono

Hair Stylist

Elika Burns

Rotoscope Animator

Tim Butler

Adr Mixer

Charles Calhoun

Song

Pablo Calogero

Song Performer

Scott Thomas Cameron

Hair Stylist

Rick Canelli

Adr

Carmen Caputo

Carpenter

Nick Carranza

Accounting Assistant

Bryan Celano

Sound

David J Chamerski

Props Assistant

Ray Charles

Song

Ray Charles

Song Performer

Ryan Chibucos

Stunt Player

Sway Chicago

Song Performer

Jim Cichon

Stunt Player

Helmer Claesson

On-Set Dresser

Jack Clancy

Medic

Johnathan Clark

Loader

Nelson Coates

Production Designer

Nat King Cole

Song Performer

Sonny Arthur Coleman

Grip

Joseph P Connelly

Key Grip

Lizzie Cook

Key Costumer

Shane Cook

Digital Effects Artist

Adam Copland

Coproducer

Craig Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Gino Crededio

Gaffer

William D'ambra

Property Master

Bob Dahlin

Assistant Director

Frank D Dambra

Painter

Denver Darling

Song

John Darmour

Costumer

Derek Dauchy

Executive Producer

John Davis

Producer

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Jorgen De Mey

Trainer

Alex Deas-hamrick

Assistant

Jennifer Deigl

Assistant Director

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Don Devine

Camera Operator

James T Dewinski

Electrician

Shannon Dewolfe

Loader

Sara Docksey

Visual Effects

Eddie Donoghue

Stunt Player

Michael Dorner

Accountant

Eric Drury

Production Assistant

Elliott Eisman

Set Production Assistant

Jonathan Ellison

Grip

Russ Elwell

Foreman

Leonard Feather

Song

Heather Fielding

Tutor

Geoffrey Fingerhut

Grip

Samantha Finkler

Casting Associate

Shannon Fitzhugh

Stunt Player

Sandy Fletcher

Stunt Player

Fred Folmer

Dolly Grip

Preston Foster

Song

Marc Frankowski

Accountant

Curtis Frisk

Sound Mixer

Milton Gabler

Song

Gretchen Gain

Assistant Costume Designer

Robert C Gallagher

Source Material

Brian Gamble

Stunt Player

Conrad Gamble

Stunt Player

Zachary Gannaway

Assistant Camera

Amy Garback

Software Engineer

Will Gatlin

Craft Service

Jim Gaudio

Sound

Scott Gershin

Sound Design

Scott Gershin

Supervising Sound Editor

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Agnes M Gibicar

Hair Stylist

Tyler Gilbert

Editorial Production Assistant

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Shirley Goodman

Song

Rosco Gordon

Song Performer

Allan Graf

Unit Director

Allan Graf

Stunt Coordinator

Derek Graf

Coordinator

Nicole Graf

Production Coordinator

Jason Grimm

Stunt Player

Melissa Grzybek

Costumer

Joseph Guerino

Best Boy Electric

Banner Gwin

Apprentice Editor

Joseph Haase

Painter

Ryan Hamby

Stunt Player

Lionel Hampton

Song

Edward T. Hanley

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gary Happ

Foreman

James M Hartnett

Best Boy Grip

Alan Hernandez

Matte Painter

Michael Hertlein

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Lionel Hickenbottom

Stunt Player

Bill Higgins

Set Production Assistant

Billy Higgins

Unit Production Manager

Heather Elisa Hill

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kristie Hittle

Trainer

Chuck Hodes

Photography

Wendy Hoffmann

Adr Voice Casting

James A Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

Aaron C Holden

Props Assistant

Demetricus Holloway

Set Costumer

Brian Holmes

Software Engineer

Qadree Holmes

Production Manager

Elmer Hopper

Song Performer

Vaughn Horton

Song

John Hudecek

Dolly Grip

Bam Hughes

Production Assistant

Darlene R Hunt

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Evin Huntemann

Grip

Mark Isham

Music

Lee Jackson

Stunt Player

Melanie Jackson

Song Performer

Abbie Jacobson

Art Department

Matthew A Jahnke

Grip

Timothy Jipping

Grip

Darryl Johnson

Craft Service

Ollie Jones

Song

Jason Joseph

Assistant Editor

Jacques Jouffret

Camera Operator

Jacques Jouffret

Steadicam Operator

Mark Justison

Rotoscope Animator

Dan Kaufman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ryan Kavanaugh

Executive Producer

Jordan Kemper

Stunt Player

Michael R Kern

Accountant

Kyle Kirby

Special Effects Assistant

Rebecca Knights

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Andy Koyama

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ross L Kulma

Medic

Peter Kuttner

Assistant Camera

Jason Labus

Stunt Player

Clair Lamb

Researcher

Kristine Lankenau

Rotoscope Animator

Brett Laumann

Gaffer

Brett Lavinthal

Assistant Editor

Dave Lawrence

Music Editor

Joslyn Lawrence

Costumer

Charles Leavitt

Screenplay

Richard Lederer

Assistant Director

Leonard Lee

Song

Jerry Leiber

Song

C Harold Lewis

Song

Jon Lewis

Music

Traci Lewis

Assistant Director

Jeffrey Lieber

Other

Frankie Lindquist

Production Assistant

Aimee Lippert-bastian

Makeup Artist

Alison Litton

Music Supervisor

Sharon Lomasney

Assistant Production Coordinator

Helmut Luchs

Grip

Elizabeth Ludwick

Script Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Ernie Davis Story, The, Express
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2008

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2009

Based on the book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, the Story of a Heisman Trophy Winner" written by Robert C. Gallagher published by Bartleby Press June 1, 1983.

Literary Sale Date 07/30/2001

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2009

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2008