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Midnight Express

Directed by Alan Parker
United States, United Kingdom, 1978


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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