Midnight Express | 1978

Drama, Crime
A young American is arrested in Turkey for smuggling hashish and is sentenced to unreasonable time in a hellish Turkish prison, where he begins to self-destruct until he musters the courage to plan his escape.
Awards: 2 Oscar wins. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Billy Hayes

Actor

... Jimmy Booth

Actor

... Max

Actor

... Tex

Actor

... Rifki

Actor

... Hamidou

Actor

... Mr Hayes

Actor

... Erich

Actor

... Susan

Actor

... Yesil

Actor

... Stanley Daniels

Actor

... Chief Judge

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

Casablanca Filmworks

Production Company

Synopsis

Brad Davis and John Hurt star in this riveting true story of a young American's nightmarish experiences in a Turkish prison and his unforgettable journey to freedom. Busted for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul, American college student Billy Hayes is thrown into the city's most brutal jail. After suffering through four years of sadistic torture and inhuman conditions, Billy is about to be released when his parole is denied. Only his inner courage and the support of a fellow inmate give him the strength to catch the Midnight Express... and escape his living hell.

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