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Midnight Express (1978)

R 121 min - Drama, Crime - 12 September 1978
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Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

Director:  Alan Parker
Stars:  Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Michael Ensign, Paul L. Smith, Norbert Weisser, Mike Kellin, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Diogene

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Storyline

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".



Tagline: Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!

Genres: Drama, Crime

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Country:   United Kingdom,   United States of America
Language:  English, Malti, French
Release Date:  12 September 1978

Box Office

Budget:  $2,300,000
Revenue:  $35,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 01 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — John Hurt {“Max”}
DIRECTING — Alan Parker
FILM EDITING — Gerry Hambling
MUSIC (Original Score) — Giorgio Moroder – WON
BEST PICTURE — Alan Marshall and David Puttnam, Producers
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Oliver Stone – WON


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