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Midnight Express (1978)

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Starring (View all)
Brad Davis Brad Davis
Billy Hayes
Paul L. Smith Paul L. Smith
Hamidou
Randy Quaid Randy Quaid
Jimmy Booth
John Hurt John Hurt
Max


Written by (View all)
Oliver Stone Oliver Stone
(screenplay)
Billy Hayes Billy Hayes


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8 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 12:15
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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3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 25 8:05
To be honest, it has been ages since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Personally, I always had some rather mixed feelings about the damned thing. I remember as if it was yesterday, I was actually blown away by the introduction. Indeed, you had the main character in his hotel room, preparing for his trip, sticking some huge chunk of hashish around his body a... read more
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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
Tags: Prison (12), Drama (11), Drugs (9), 1970s (9), 1978 (8), Turkey (7), Prison Escape (7), Torture (7), Friendship (6), Rape (6), Thriller (6), Crime (6), Biography (6), Prisoner (5), Smuggling (5), Police (5), Airport (5), Revenge (5), Human Rights (5), Escape (5)
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