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" (prison code for escape).

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Midnight Express (1978)

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Drama/Crime · 2h 1m · 4/15/1994

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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" (prison code for escape).

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French, Turkish

Countries

United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks

Budget

$1,800,000

Revenue

$35,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Brad Davis

Billy Hayes
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Alan Parker

Long-Haired Man at Airport (uncredited)
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Mike Kellin

Mr. Hayes
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Irene Miracle

Susan
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Bo Hopkins

Tex
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Paolo Bonacelli

Rifki
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Paul L. Smith

Hamidou (as Paul Smith)
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Randy Quaid

Jimmy Booth
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Norbert Weisser

Erich
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John Hurt

Max
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Franco Diogene

Yesil
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Michael Ensign

Stanley Daniels
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Gigi Ballista

Chief Judge
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Kevork Malikyan

Prosecutor
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Peter Jeffrey

Ahmet
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Joe Zammit Cordina

Airport Customs Officer
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Yashaw Adem

Airport Police Chief (as Yashar Adem)
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Raad Rawi

Airport Security Chief
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Tony Boyd

Aslan
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Zannino

Police Detective (as Zanninos Zanninou)
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Mihalis Giannatos

Court Translator (as Michael Yannatos)
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Vic Tablian

Star
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Ahmed El Shenawi

Negdir
Crew
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William Hoffer

Writer
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Oliver Stone

Writer
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Billy Hayes

Writer
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Alan Parker

Director
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Disc Releases
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Midnight Express

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/28/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Midnight Express

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

7/21/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Midnight Express

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/5/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Midnight Express

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

7/21/2009

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