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3.6
1,448 Ratings

Midnight Express

Directed by Alan Parker
United States, United Kingdom, 1978
Thriller

Synopsis

On October 6, 1970, while on holiday in Istanbul, Turkey, American college student Billy Hayes straps 2 kg of hashish blocks to his chest. While attempting to board a plane back to the U.S. with his girlfriend, Billy is arrested by Turkish police on high alert due to fear of terrorist attacks.

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Midnight Express Directed by Alan Parker

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

1979 | 2 wins including: Best Music, Original Score

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