SHOCKER: DENNIS QUAID IN A SPORTS MOVIE

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06.05.08 28 Comments

After the jump I’ve got the trailer for The Express, starring Dennis Quaid and that you’re-the-man-now-dog kid.  It tells the heartwarming true story of Ernie Davis, the first black Heisman Trophy winner who overcame adversity, broke records on the field and barriers off it, then promptly developed leukemia and died at 23.  Boy, you’re a real fuckin downer today, Wikipedia.

Anyway, it still promises to be an important film.  Far too many black kids nowadays grow up without even considering a career in professional sports.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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