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 Midnight Express 

What grade would you give this film?
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 Midnight Express 
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Midnight Express is a 1978 American film directed by Alan Parker and produced by David Puttnam. It is based on Billy Hayes's 1977 book and was adapted into the screenplay by Oliver Stone. It starred Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser, Peter Jeffrey and John Hurt. Hayes was a young American student sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey. The movie deviates from the book's accounts of the story – especially in its portrayal of Turks – and some have criticized the movie version, including Billy Hayes himself. Later, both Stone and Hayes expressed their regret on how Turkish people were portrayed in the movie. The film's title is prison slang for an inmate's escape attempt. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rated the film "R".

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Pretty dated movie by todays standards but Brad Davis performance alone makes it worth watching. B


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I haven't seen it in eons, but always remember the knot my stomach was in upon leaving the theatre...


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The more I think about this movie the more I like it. The scene where Davis goes insane is intense as hell.


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