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Midnight Express
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(356 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Billy Hayes
Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith

Hamidou
Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

Jimmy Booth


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Billy Hayes

Billy Hayes



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4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 5 22:47
2 votes
Turkish prison. The term refers directly to a terrible hell, where souls are wiped out, contradicted each individual right is lost and the last drop of hope. The correlation is not a coincidence. Especially after 1978 when the film of Alan Parker, the belief is reflected in the eyes of the civilized world. The scenario may be based on a true recording history, but the opposite-affected-side blamed... read more

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4 years, 11 months ago at Aug 21 12:15
2 votes
top film great reflection of the drug laws and harshness of a Turkish Prison. Based on a true story. I dunno all for recreational drugs eh..
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who was caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Release date: 6 October 1978
UPC: 043396005495
Prison (13), Drama (12), Drugs (9), 1978 (9), 1970s (9), Prison Escape (7), Thriller (7), Crime (7), Torture (7), Turkey (7), Biography (6), Friendship (6), Rape (6), Police (5), Airport (5), Revenge (5), Human Rights (5), Escape (5), Prisoner (5), Smuggling (5)
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