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Spoiler Points for The Express (2008) [PG] 129 minutes
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Spoiler Points for the Ending of The Express (2008)
Note: If your movie-going buddies thought it would be fun--it wouldn't--to bring along a football to The Express, told you to go long, and passed you the ball which rolled out the emergency exit door, down the stairwell, and out the "locked from the outside door" causing you to miss the highlights of The Express, then this spoiler's for you.
• Throughout Ernie's (Rob Brown) life he worked to his fullest potential. On a couple of occasions, he experienced inexplicable nose bleeds.
• Just after receiving the Heisman and signing on to play with Cleveland after Washington traded them their first draft pick so they would be sure to be able to get him, he started having some physical troubles and fainting spells that were eventually diagnosed as being symptoms of leukemia. He didn't tell people the prognosis, just that he had great doctors and was planning to fight the disease. However, Art Modell (Saul Rubinek) was pretty clear in that he mostly like wouldn't play a down with the Browns due to his condition. He bravely gave a press conference, and he helped his former college Coach, Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid) secure young Floyd Little (Chadwick Boseman) for Syracuse. Then, shortly after suiting up for the Browns for his first game, in which he did not play, in fact he never actually did play a single down for the Browns, he quietly succumbed to the devastating disease. The Cleveland Browns retired his number in honor of his courageous life and amazing accomplishments.