Midnight Express

Midnight Express

De Amerikaanse student Billy Hayes werd in 1970 gearresteerd toen hij 2 kilo hasj uit Turkije probeerde te smokkelen. Hij staat nu voor een gevangenisstraf van 30 jaar

Midnight Express (1978) Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 1min | 31 August 1978 (Netherlands) 7.6
Director: Alan ParkerWriters: Oliver Stone, Billy HayesStars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo HopkinsSummary: On October 6, 1970 while boarding an international flight out of Istanbul Airport, American Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is caught attempting to smuggle two kilos of hashish out of the country, the drugs strapped to his body. He is told that he will be released if he cooperates with the authorities in identifying the person who sold him the hashish. Billy's troubles really begin when after that assistance, he makes a run for it and is recaptured. He is initially sentenced to just over four years for possession, with no time for the more harsh crime of smuggling. The prison environment is inhospitable in every sense, with a sadistic prison guard named Hamidou (Paul L. Smith) ruling the prison, he who relishes the mental and physical torture he inflicts on the prisoners for whatever reason. Told to trust no one, Billy does befriend a few of the other inmates, namely fellow American Jimmy Booth (Randy Quaid) (in for stealing two candlesticks from a mosque), a Swede named Erich (Norbert ... Written by Huggo

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