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Midnight express

Author: Alan ParkerAlan MarshallDavid PuttnamOliver StoneGiorgio MoroderAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape.
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Genre/Form: Prison films
Feature films
Fiction films
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Billy Hayes; William Hoffer; Billy Hayes; Billy Hayes; William Hoffer
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Parker; Alan Marshall; David Puttnam; Oliver Stone; Giorgio Moroder; Brad Davis; John Hurt; Randy Quaid; Irene Miracle; Billy Hayes; William Hoffer; Columbia Pictures.; Casablanca Filmworks.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0767817486 9780767817486
OCLC Number: 41044031
Language Note: English and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Based on the nonfiction book Midnight express by William Hayes with William Hoffer.
Special features include: documentary featurette entitled I'm healthy, I'm alive and I'm free ; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Cinematographer, Michael Seresin ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; executive producer, Peter Guber ; music created by Giorgio Moroder.
Cast: Brad Davis, John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Irene Miracle.
Awards: Academy Award, 1979: Best music, original score; Best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium
Golden Globe, 1979: Best motion picture, drama; Best motion picture acting debut, female (Miracle); Best motion picture acting debut, male (Davis); Best motion picture actor in a supporting rol (Hurt); Best original score; Best screenplay
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1) on side A and Full screen presentation on side B.
Contents: side A. Widescreen version --
side B. Full screen version.
Other Titles: Midnight express (Motion picture : 1978)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; directed by Alan Parker ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttman ; screenplay by Oliver Stone.

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American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape.

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