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

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

Label
Midnight express
Title
Midnight express
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; directed by Alan Parker ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; screenplay by Oliver Stone
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
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."
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
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Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Seresin ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Giorgio Moroder ; production designer, Geoffrey Kirkland
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed captioned
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), Michael Ensign (Stanley Daniels), Gigi Ballista (Chief Judge), Kevork Malikyan (Prosecutor), Peter Jeffrey (Ahmet)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1938-
  • 1941-
  • 1949-1991
  • 1942-
  • 1939-
  • 1936-2012
  • 1950-
  • 1940-2017
  • 1922-1983
  • 1947-2005
  • 1918-1980
  • 1943-
  • 1944-
  • 1929-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parker, Alan
  • Marshall, Alan
  • Puttnam, David
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Davis, Brad
  • Miracle, Irene
  • Hopkins, Bo
  • Bonacelli, Paolo
  • Smith, Paul
  • Quaid, Randy
  • Hurt, John
  • Kellin, Mike
  • Weisser, Norbert
  • Diogene, Franco
  • Ballista, Gigi
  • Malikyan, Kevork
  • Ensign, Michael
  • Jeffrey, Peter
  • Seresin, Michael
  • Hambling, Gerry
  • Moroder, Giorgio
  • Kirkland, Geoffrey
  • Hoffer, William
  • Hayes, Billy
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Casablanca Filmworks
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
121
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Billy
  • Hayes, Billy
  • Escapes
  • Prisons
  • Smuggling
  • Prisons
  • Action and adventure films
  • Biographical films
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Crime films
  • Prison films
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; directed by Alan Parker ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; screenplay by Oliver Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 30th anniversary edition
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396226098
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182871602
  • (OCoLC)ocn182871602
  • 942654
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; directed by Alan Parker ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; screenplay by Oliver Stone
Publication
Note
  • 30th anniversary edition
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396226098
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182871602
  • (OCoLC)ocn182871602
  • 942654
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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