Midnight Express

Midnight Express

  • R
  • 1978
  • 121 min
  • UK, USA
  • crime, drama

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker

Screenwriters: Oliver Stone, Billy Hayes, William Hoffer

Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Raw and unrelenting, Midnight Express is riveting in its realistic depiction of incarceration -- mining pathos from the simple act of enduring hardship.


  • Alan Parker
    Alan Parker

    Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer, writer and actor. He has been active in both the British cinema and American cinema and was a founding member of the Director's Guild of Great Britain.

Main Cast


Producer: Alan Marshall, David Puttnam

Editor: Gerry Hambling

Director Of Photography: Michael Seresin

Original Music Composer: Giorgio Moroder

Costume Design: Milena Canonero

Executive Producer: Peter Guber

Production Design: Geoffrey Kirkland


Tagline: Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!

Genres: crime, drama

Certificate: R

Categories: prison, prison escape, smuggling, heroin, drug trafficking, drug smuggle, attempt to escape, escape, torture, brutality, masturbation


Year: 1978

Runtime: 121 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, mt, French

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1