Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Blu-ray Disc - 2009
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"***...powerful...Recommended."--Video Librarian
An American is busted trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey and is sentenced to life in prison. Includes: commentary, featurette, photo gallery, and booklet.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY FICTION MID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dobrila_T Jun 21, 2017

A raw account of the experience of a young American arrested on drug charges in a Turkish prison.

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Mayflower94 Aug 16, 2017

Heavy story. Great performance. Makes you give another thought to crime and punishment, justice and mercy.

Jul 31, 2016

Brad Davis plays a young man who made the mistake of trying to make a quick buck by smuggling drugs out of Turkey. He then gets to live in one of the worst prisons in the world. Which is worse, that prison or hell? This must be one of the best prison films ever made.

Oct 14, 2015

one of my fav. movies of all time. highly recommended

Jan 21, 2014

An amazing prison film about the punishment failing to fit the crime, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS is beautifully crafted. It is brutal and seemingly realistic, telling the story of a young American man trapped in a Turkish prison, the effect that has on him, and how that young man eventually decides he cannot take it any longer. If you can handle it, I highly recommend it.

Jul 05, 2010

Bill Hayes, on whose book this movie was based, said in an interview that the movie distorts the reality of Turkish prisons. He does not say that Turkish prisons were good. But he said that all Turks were depicted as evil in the movie, which is not true. You can find the interview on youtube.

Nov 12, 2009

Youngsters, dont try to smuggle drugs out of Turkey, it ends up bad. Well anywhere where western justice cant reach. Good movie though, the ending seems a little unbelievable, but sometimes stuff like that happens.

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Dec 21, 2009

Charlie68 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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