Midnight Express

Riveting from the word go. The acting is superb, the direction is excellent, and Moroder's score is exhilarating. Based on the true life story of Billy Hayes (who later became an actor), it begins as he (played by Davis) and girlfriend Susan (Miracle) are about to leave for home after a trip to Turkey. On the alert for drug smugglers, officials at the airport...read more

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Midnight Express - Official Trailer
01:27 — True story of a young American drug smuggler who eventually escaped a Turkish prison where he endured years of inhumane treatment. Gripping and realis (more…)
Midnight Express - (Original Trailer)
A young man arrested for drug smuggling fights to survive the horrors of a Turkish prison in Midnight Express (1978).
(Movie Clip) Will It Ease The Pain?
Brad Davis as American Billy Hayes, narrating a letter to his parents, being processed into a Turkish prison for smuggling hashish, early in director (more…)
(Movie Clip) Choose Your Own Death
American Jimmy (Randy Quaid), compatriot Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) and Brit Max (John Hurt) considering prospects of breaking out of their Turkish pris (more…)
(Movie Clip) I've Been Poisoned
From the opening scenes, American Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) preparing to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul, then with girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) at (more…)
Trailer
01:22 — Trailer for Midnight Express. Brad Davis and John Hurt star in this riveting true story of a young American's nightmarish experiences in a Turkish pri (more…)
Extended Trailer
07:25 — Extended trailer for Midnight Express acts like a first look featurette for the film and shows the real Billy Hayes. The true story of an American col (more…)
Featurette - Turkey
01:39 — Featurette for Midnight Express has Oliver Stone, who wrote the script, discuss the accidental racism against Turkey that came out of the film. Alan P (more…)
Featurette - Getting the Score
01:46 — Featurette for Midnight Express has director Alan Parker explain making the film's unique score.
Featurette - Ending it Early
02:03 — Featurette for Midnight Express has crew and producers explain the decision to end the film early, and the conflict that brought with the studio.
Featurette - Controversy
01:55 — Featurette for Midnight Express has crew explain the controversy that hit right after the film screened, as the representations of Turks was negative.
Featurette - An Easy Decision
01:45 — Featurette for Midnight Express explains the casting decision of John Hurt as Max, and the reasons he agreed to play the role.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Riveting from the word go. The acting is superb, the direction is excellent, and Moroder's score is exhilarating. Based on the true life story of Billy Hayes (who later became an actor), it begins as he (played by Davis) and girlfriend Susan (Miracle) are… (more)

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