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Midnight Express 1978
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  • Alan Parker
  • October 6, 1978
  • 121 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
Walk into the incredible true experience of Billy Hayes, and bring all the courage you can!
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".

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Whew. Finally watched this after having it in the queue for awhile. It's a classic and I only know it from the Cable Guy joke. I did not expect it to be as shocking as it was. I figured it was shocking for its day but there is some shit in this movie that I did not see coming. So shocking I was saying "what, what, whattttt" out loud to myself alone. And that Cable Guy scene? Spot on. This movie was definitely not fair to the Turks, I will say that. I mean the whole movie is rough but specifically the trial scene where he calls them all pigs, etc. Not cool. But Oliver Stone and the makers have since apologized more than once and done talks on it so I think it's okay to enjoy the movie otherwise. Yeh?

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