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The Resource Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (videorecording)

Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (videorecording)

Label
Midnight express
Title
Midnight express
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
Related
Awards note
Winner, 1978 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Oliver Stone; and Best Music, Original Score: Giorgio Moroder.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Lighting cameraman, Michael Seresin ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Giorgio Moroder ; production designer, Geoffrey Kirkland
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M5365448 2008
PerformerNote
Brad Davis (Billy Hayes), Irene Miracle (Susan), Bo Hopkins (Tex), Paolo Bonacelli (Rifki), Paul Smith (Hamidou), Randy Quaid (Jimmy Booth), Norbert Weisser (Erich), John Hurt (Max), Mike Kellin (Mr. Hayes), Franco Diogene (Yesil), Micheal Ensign (Stanley Daniels), Gigi Ballista (Chief Judge), Kevork Malikyan (Prosecutor), Peter Jeffrey (Ahmet)
Runtime
121
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by William Hayes with William Hoffer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alan Parker [optional audio feature]; The producers [featurette] (26 min.); The production [featurette] (25 min.); The finished film [featurette] (24 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (13 min.); Previews (6 min.). Booklet is an essay, Anatomy of a film: The making of "Midnight Express" by Alan Parker
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([28] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Packing -- Security check -- Strip search -- Not afraid -- Chicken out -- Blindfold -- Peacocks -- "It's not a train" -- Sitting tight -- With good time -- Turkish revenge -- Cat call -- Blueprint -- Tortured -- Another way out -- Istanbul blues -- Like butter -- Breaking out -- Dead end -- No shape to kill -- Bad news -- Insane -- Circle walk -- Girlfriend visits -- Wrong way -- Photo album -- Bribe -- Key to freedom
Control code
ocn182871602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ; 30th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396226098
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)182871602
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by William Hayes with William Hoffer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alan Parker [optional audio feature]; The producers [featurette] (26 min.); The production [featurette] (25 min.); The finished film [featurette] (24 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (13 min.); Previews (6 min.). Booklet is an essay, Anatomy of a film: The making of "Midnight Express" by Alan Parker
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([28] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Packing -- Security check -- Strip search -- Not afraid -- Chicken out -- Blindfold -- Peacocks -- "It's not a train" -- Sitting tight -- With good time -- Turkish revenge -- Cat call -- Blueprint -- Tortured -- Another way out -- Istanbul blues -- Like butter -- Breaking out -- Dead end -- No shape to kill -- Bad news -- Insane -- Circle walk -- Girlfriend visits -- Wrong way -- Photo album -- Bribe -- Key to freedom
Control code
ocn182871602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ; 30th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396226098
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)182871602
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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