Midnight Express Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for Midnight Express the Movie

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Gripping and powerful film based on the true story of Billy Hayes (Davis), a young American busted in Turkey wfor trying to smuggle hashish. He is sentenced to a brutal and nightmarish prison for life as an example to other potential smugglers. After enduring tremendous mental and physical torture, Billy seeks the "Midnight Express," his chance at escape. Not always easy to watch, but the overall effect is riveting and unforgettable. Adapted from the book by Hayes and William Hoffer.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
True Stories, Men in Prison, Great Escapes
Screenplay
Oliver Stone
Cast
John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis, Paul Smith, Bo Hopkins, Oliver Stone
Cinematography
Michael Seresin
Director
Alan Parker
Music
Giorgio Moroder
Producer
Columbia Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1978: Adapt. Screenplay, Orig. Score; British Acad. 1978: Director (Parker), Support. Actor (Hurt); Golden Globes 1979: Film--Drama, Screenplay, Support. Actor (Hurt), Score; Writers Guild 1978: Adapt. Screenplay.

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