Midnight Express

Directed by Alan Parker
Starring Brad Davis, John Hurt, Randy Quaid

Columbia TriStar Home Video | May 22, 2001 | DVD

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Based on William Hayes' riveting autobiography, Midnight Express tells the harrowing story of a young American tourist arrested by Turkish authorities for trying to struggle two kilos of hashish out of the country. Sentenced to 30 years in prison, Billy experiences the horrors of Turkish prison life and struggles to be freed - but Turkish justice is quite different from the West's. Midnight Express received six Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Video Release: May 22, 2001

Theatrical Release: 1978

Runtime: 121

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

UPC: 043396005495

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Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Directed by Alan Parker
Starring Brad Davis, John Hurt, Randy Quaid

Video Release: May 22, 2001

Theatrical Release: 1978

Runtime: 121

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

UPC: 043396005495


Edition Description
  • Collectors Edition, Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Released in English

Synopsis

Based on William Hayes' autobiography, "Midnight Express" tells the harrowing story of a young American tourist arrested by Turkish authorities for trying to struggle two kilos of hashish out of the country. Sentenced to 30 years in prison, Billy experiences the harsh realities of the Turkish penal system. He sees a glimmer of hope when his father arrives from the States with the intention of securing Billy's release. But when that effort fails, and the prison's brutal environment becomes too much to bear, Billy opts for the only possible solution: taking the "Midnight Express" to freedom -- an international term for breaking out of jail.

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The true story of Billy Hayes is revealed in this drama about a young man who is sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison for a minor drug offense. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay (Oliver Stone), Best Original Score.

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Color by Eastmancolor.
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