Midnight Express is a American prison drama film directed by Alan Parker, produced by David Puttnam and starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins. Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. Oliver Stone (screenplay), Billy Hayes (book) (as William Hayes) Best Movie shot in Turkey. Midnight Express is a harrowing tale of a naïve American caught in a nightmare of his own making thousands of miles from his home. Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is .
Midnight Express (), produced by David Puttnam, won two Oscars and very quickly assumed cult status. What the filmmakers hadn't. Ex-hippie Billy Hayes was busted for smuggling hash and thrown in a terrifying Turkish prison. He opens up about the bogus Midnight Express. Midnight Express movie reviews & Metacritic score: Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison .
Two years later came 'Midnight Express,' based on his book, starring Brad Davis as a narcissistic, selfcentered Hayes, and translating the story. Billy Hayes: Convicted drug smuggler tells the true story behind Midnight Express . The film made Billy Hayes, jailed in Turkey for.