Midnight Express [30th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 8680439
  • Release Date: 02/05/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Commentary with director Alan Parker
    • Three new featurettes: "The Producers", "The Production",and "The Finished Film"
    • Photo gallery
    • Alan Parker's personal essay and photo journal
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Midnight Express
    Midnight Express is a harrowing tale of a naïve American caught in a nightmare of his own making thousands of miles from his home. Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is an American tourist visiting Turkey with his girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) when he's caught by customs officials trying to smuggle a large amount of hashish out of the country. The crime would normally carry a sentence of four years, but officials decide to make an example of Billy, and he draws a 30-year sentence despite the promises of his Turkish legal counsel. While Susan and Billy's father (Mike Kellin) pledge to do everything they can to speed Billy's release, in fact there's little than can be done. Billy quickly finds himself in a hellish prison that's a nightmare of filth, violence, rape, inedible food, and unspeakable health conditions. However, Billy gains a few confidantes behind bars: Jimmy (Randy Quaid), an American in a constant state of emotional overdrive; Max (John Hurt), an intelligent, drug-addicted Englishman; and Erich (Norbert Weisser), a gay Scandinavian who is attracted to Billy but accepts his gentle refusals of sex. Before long, Billy is convinced that he can take no more, and he makes plans to take the "midnight express" -- jailhouse slang for escape. While his friends are willing to help, they also make clear that almost no one who has tried to escape has lived to tell the tale. Based on a true story, Midnight Express was a box-office hit which won wide acclaim for the performances of Brad Davis and John Hurt; and the screenplay, by Oliver Stone, won an Academy Award. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Brad Davis
      Brad Davis - Billy Hayes
    • Randy Quaid
      Randy Quaid - Jimmy Booth
    • John Hurt
      John Hurt - Max
    • Bo Hopkins
      Bo Hopkins - Tex
    • Irene Miracle
      Irene Miracle - Susan



    Customer rating

    4.8
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      excellent

      Posted
      anibalrx

      movie takes you to the dangers of drugs in a foreign country and the consequences. it makes you think and movie is full of suspense.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie

      Posted
      Debra
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      The movie is base on a true story. A great movie would recommend it to all my friends and family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Intense Film and Excellent Story

      Posted
      Andyman1978
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      Brad Davis was a tour de force in this great film. Also based on a true story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DVD Midnight Express

      Posted
      HDgirl
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      This is such an intense movie. Its based on a true story and SOOOO GOOD !!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Midnight Express

      Posted
      SkeetKing

      Its a powerful film and any fan of movies should see it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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