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Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is The Express?
- The Express is 2 hr 9 min long.
- Who directed The Express?
- Gary Fleder
- Who is Ben Schwartzwalder in The Express?
- Dennis Quaid plays Ben Schwartzwalder in the film.
- What is The Express about?
- Born into poverty, Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) overcomes many obstacles to get into Syracuse University's football program. Under the guidance of Coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), Davis becomes one of the school's best players, even surpassing Jim Brown's achievements. In 1961 Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy, but there is one more obstacle in his life that he must overcome.