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Midnight Express

Midnight Express
  • 1978
  • UK/US
  • 121 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alan Parker
  • Cast: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Nominated for six Oscars (and with two wins, including one for Oliver Stone's screenplay),this harrowing prison drama is based on a true story. Billy Hayes (Davis) is caught smuggling drugs and is thrown into a hellish Turkish jail for a 30 year stretch. Before long he resolves to take the 'midnight express' – jail slang for escape.

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