Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the “Midnight Express”.
- Billy Hayes: Brad Davis
- Susan: Irene Miracle
- Tex: Bo Hopkins
- Rifki: Paolo Bonacelli
- Hamidou: Paul L. Smith
- Jimmy Booth: Randy Quaid
- Erich: Norbert Weisser
- Max: John Hurt
- Mr. Hayes: Mike Kellin
- Yesil: Franco Diogene
- Stanley Daniels: Michael Ensign
- Chief Judge: Gigi Ballista
- Prosecutor: Kevork Malikyan
- Ahmet: Peter Jeffrey
- Airport Customs Officer: Joe Zammit Cordina
- Airport Police Chief: Yashaw Adem
- Airport Security Chief: Raad Rawi
- Aslan: Tony Boyd
- Police Detective: Zannino
- Court Translator: Mihalis Giannatos
- Star: Vic Tablian
- Negdir: Ahmed El Shenawi
- Screenplay: Oliver Stone
- Original Music Composer: Giorgio Moroder
- Executive Producer: Peter Guber
- Producer: Alan Marshall
- Costume Design: Milena Canonero
- Makeup Artist: Mary Hillman
- Producer: David Puttnam
- Editor: Gerry Hambling
- Director of Photography: Michael Seresin
- Director: Alan Parker
- Still Photographer: David Appleby
- Production Design: Geoffrey Kirkland
- Novel: William Hoffer
- Novel: Billy Hayes
- Production Manager: Garth Thomas
- Hairstylist: Sarah Monzani
- Art Direction: Evan Hercules
- Unit Manager: Richard Green
- Hairstylist: Pat Hay
- Makeup Artist: Penny Steyne
- Bazzjazz: Midnight Express is a harrowing story based on true events.
Brad Davis delivers an outstanding performance with great supporting roles from John Hurt, Randy Quaid. It was an adapted Screenplay written by Oliver Stone which won him his first Oscar.
Georgia Maroda (spelling)soundtrack is really riveting as the ‘chase’ scene unfolds.
This is a movie that will stay with you for life.
They say that ‘Midnight Express’ did to Turkeys tourism, what ‘Jaws’ did to bathing in the sea.