About

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

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Directed by

Alan Parker

Written by

Oliver Stone (Screenplay)
William Hoffer (Screenplay)
Billy Hayes (Screenplay)

Runtime

121 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!

Cast

Keywords

masturbation prison escape brutality torture lawyer attempt to escape drug smuggle

Photos

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score Giorgio Moroder

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Oliver Stone

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role John Hurt