Midnight Express

Midnight Express (1978)

Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes. And bring all the courage you can.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1978-08-31
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1629 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Alan Parker
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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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  • Brad Davis

    as Billy Hayes
  • Irene Miracle

    as Susan
  • Bo Hopkins

    as Tex
  • Paolo Bonacelli

    as Rifki
  • Paul L. Smith

    as Hamidou
  • Randy Quaid

    as Jimmy Booth
  • Norbert Weisser

    as Erich
  • John Hurt

    as Max
  • Mike Kellin

    as Mr. Hayes
  • Franco Diogene

    as Yesil
  • Michael Ensign

    as Stanley Daniels
  • Gigi Ballista

    as Chief Judge
  • Kevork Malikyan

    as Prosecutor
  • Peter Jeffrey

    as Ahmet
  • Joe Zammit Cordina

    as Airport Customs Officer
  • Yashaw Adem

    as Airport Police Chief
  • Raad Rawi

    as Airport Security Chief
  • Tony Boyd

    as Aslan
  • Zannino

    as Police Detective
  • Mihalis Giannatos

    as Court Translator
  • Vic Tablian

    as Star
  • Ahmed El Shenawi

    as Negdir
Directing Alan Parker Director
Writing Billy Hayes Screenplay
Writing Oliver Stone Screenplay
Production Peter Guber Executive Producer
Editing Gerry Hambling Editor
Writing Billy Hayes Novel
Sound Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer
Writing William Hoffer Screenplay
Writing William Hoffer Novel
Camera Michael Seresin Director of Photography
Production David Puttnam Producer
Production Alan Marshall Producer
Art Evan Hercules Art Direction
Art Geoffrey Kirkland Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Sarah Monzani Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Penny Steyne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Pat Hay Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Mary Hillman Makeup Artist
Production Garth Thomas Production Manager
Production Richard Green Unit Manager
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Art Katharina Kubrick Art Department Assistant