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7.6

Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express
Running time: 121 min. | Genre: Drama, Prison drama, Based on real facts
Midnight Express

Synopsis

Based on William Hayes's autobiography, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS tells the harrowing story of a young American tourist arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison by Turkish authorities for trying to smuggle two kilos of hashish out of the country. Billy (Brad Davis), suffering through the harsh realities of the Turkish penal system, sees a glimmer of hope when his father (Billy Kellin) arrives from the States with the intention of securing his son's release. But when that effort fails and the prison's savage environment becomes too much to bear, Billy opts for the only possible solution: breaking out of jail and riding the "midnight express"--prison slang for escape--to freedom.

Ranking

IMDb
7.6

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (John Hurt)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Director (Alan Parker)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actor (Brad Davis)
WINNER
Best Picture - Drama
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actress (Irene Miracle)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (John Hurt)
WINNER
Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Drama (Brad Davis)
NOMINATED
Best Director (Alan Parker)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Director (Alan Parker)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (John Hurt)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Brad Davis)
NOMINATED
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Brad Davis)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Palm - Best Film
NOMINATED

Toronto Film Festival

People's Choice Award - Best Film
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Midnight Express

Director

Alan Parker

Producer

Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks. Productor: David Puttnam

Running time

121 min.

Screenwriter

Oliver Stone (Autobiografía: Billy Hayes)

Music

Giorgio Moroder

Cinematography

Michael Seresin

Year

1978

Country

United States United States

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