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Midnight express

Author: Alan ParkerAlan MarshallDavid PuttnamOliver StoneBrad DavisAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Casablanca Filmworks, Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [1978] [2005] [2005] ©1978 ©2005
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
Films for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Feature films
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Billy Hayes; William Hoffer; Billy Hayes; William Hoffer; Billy Hayes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Parker; Alan Marshall; David Puttnam; Oliver Stone; Brad Davis; John Hurt; Randy Quaid; Irene Miracle; Bo Hopkins; Paolo Bonacelli; Paul Smith; Norbert Weisser; Michael Seresin; Gerry Hambling; Giorgio Moroder; Billy Hayes; William Hoffer; Columbia Pictures.; Casablanca Filmworks.; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0767817486 9780767817486
OCLC Number: 85775093
Language Note: English and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from disc label.
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 ; film editor, Gerry Hambling ; music created by Giorgio Moroder ; production designer, Geoffrey Kirkland ; art direction, Evan Hercules ; costume designer, Milena Canonero ; executive producer, Peter Guber.
Cast: Brad Davis, John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Norbert Weisser.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1978: Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) (Oliver Stone); Best Music (Original Score) (Giorgio Moroder).
Golden Globe Awards, 1979: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Alan Marshall); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (John Hurt); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Oliver Stone); Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Giorgio Moroder); New Star of the Year - Actress (Irene Miracle); New Star of the Year - Actor (Brad Davis).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Dolby Digital.
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 Puttnam ; 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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