Midnight Express

by Alan Parker2h011977United States

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Brad Davis (The Player, Chariots of Fire) and John Hurt (Contact, Alien) 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 (Davis) 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 (Hurt) give him the strength to catch the MIDNIGHT EXPRESS ... and escape his living hell.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Editing : Gerry Hambling
    • Production Compagny : Colombia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks
    • Costume Design : Milena Canonero
    • Scenario : Oliver Stone
    • Sound Mixer : Clive Winter
    • Director : Alan Parker
    • Distributor : Sony Pictures
    • Producer : David Puttnam, William Hoffer
    • Photo Director : Michael Seresin
    • Original Music : Giorgio Moroder
    • Set Decoration : Geoffrey Kirkland
    • Original Work Author : Billy Hayes, William Hoffer
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1977
    • French release date : 13 décembre 1978
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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