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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
The sports-movie template is capable of absorbing any story and delivering the same uplift. Take Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, in 1961. Playing at a time when most college-football teams were lily-white, Davis (Rob Brown) faces open racism from opponents and subtler racism from his coach (Dennis Quaid). It’s a great story, but the movie has to bend a few things, not least when, fixated on the uplift, director Gary Fleder has to rush Davis’s ending – he died of leukemia before playing in the NFL.
Written by Wally Hammond

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 5 December 2008
  • Duration:129 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gary Fleder
  • Screenwriter:Charles Leavitt
  • Cast:
    • Rob Brown
    • Dennis Quaid
    • Darrin Dewitt Henson
    • Omar Benson Miller
    • Nelsan Ellis
    • Charles S. Dutton
    • Aunjanue Ellis
    • Saul Rubinek
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