Overview

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".

  1. Billy Hayes

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. William Hoffer

    Novel, Screenplay

  3. Alan Parker

    Director

  4. Oliver Stone

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Brad Davis

    Brad Davis

    Billy Hayes

  2. Irene Miracle

    Irene Miracle

    Susan

  3. Bo Hopkins

    Bo Hopkins

    Tex

  4. Randy Quaid

    Randy Quaid

    Jimmy Booth

  5. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Max

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Midnight Express
Midnight Express

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 6, 1978
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $2,300,000.00

Revenue $35,000,000.00

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