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Midnight Express (1978)

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Midnight Express is an drama movie directed by Alan Parker and starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins and Randy Quaid and John Hurt. The movie was written by Oliver Stone (screenplay), Billy Hayes (book) (as William Hayes). The film has a $2 million budget with a 121-minute running time. Midnight Express currently has a 7.6 IMDb rating, based on 63070 and 59 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Midnight Express

Midnight Express release date

When does Midnight Express come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Midnight Express (1978) is October 6, 1978.

When will Midnight Express be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Midnight Express DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Midnight Express budget

How much did Midnight Express cost to make?

$2,300,000 budget

The movie cost $2 million to make.

Midnight Express movie poster

Midnight Express rating

R Rated

Midnight Express is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Midnight Express reviews

7.6 IMDb 59 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.6 of out 10 IMDb rating and 59 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Midnight Express trailer

Midnight Express plot summary

What is Midnight Express about?

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”.

Synopsis from IMDb Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Midnight Express cast

Who is in Midnight Express?

Brad Davis in Midnight Express Brad Davis as Billy Hayes
Irene Miracle in Midnight Express Irene Miracle as Susan
Bo Hopkins in Midnight Express Bo Hopkins as Tex
Randy Quaid in Midnight Express Randy Quaid as Jimmy Booth
John Hurt in Midnight Express John Hurt as Max

Midnight Express box Office

How much did Midnight Express make?

$35,000,000 worldwide

The film has made over $35 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Midnight Express details

Theatrical Release Date: October 6, 1978
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $2 million
Box Office: $35 million
Length: 121 minutes
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English

Midnight Express facts

How long is Midnight Express?

The movie is 121 minutes long (2 hours and 1 minutes).

What year did Midnight Express come out?

The movie is out on October 6, 1978. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Brad Davis plays as Billy Hayes.

Who is the director of Midnight Express?

Alan Parker directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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