• Publication date: April 8, 2014

The Express

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

  • Publication date: April 8, 2014

The Express

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

December 21, 2014 17:00 (KSA) ~ December 21, 2014 16:00 (CLT)

As a young boy born near the Pennsylvania state line, Davis dreamed of blasting through the end zone and scoring a triumphant touchdown while fans cheered.

When Davis becomes a star running back, his dreams are finally on the way to becoming a reality.

With coach Ben Schwartzwalder as his mentor, it seemed as if there is nothing could stop Davis from entering sports history even during an era in which the civil rights movement was just gaining momentum.

When Davis is diagnosed with leukemia shortly after being drafted into the NFL, his will to survive soon eclipses his dreams of success.


  • Rob Brown
  • Charles S. Dutton
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Michael Mannix

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Rating: PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality