Midnight Express

Midnight Express

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The true story of a young American tourist who, busted for smuggling hashish, is sentenced for 30 years in a Turkish prison. Forced to endure brutality on a daily basis, he realises he will die unless he escapes. Based on the 1977 memoir by Billy Hayes, adapted to the screen by Oliver Stone.

1978Rating: R16, contains violence116 minsUK, USA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Alan Parker ('Fame', 'Evita', 'Pink Floyd The Wall', 'Angela's Ashes')
Randy QuaidJohn HurtBrad Davis

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Midnight Express | Awards

Award Winner
Best Adapted Screenplay and Original Score, Academy Awards 1979. Best Director, Editor, Supporting Actor (Hurt) at the 1979 BAFTA Awards. Best Film (Drama), Debut (Miracle and Davis), Supporting Actor (Hurt), Original Score and Screenplay at the 1979 Academy Awards.

Midnight Express | Release Details

Midnight Express is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.