One of the best prison films ever
- Midnight Express review by PT
Based on a true story about an American student caught at a Turkish airport attempting to smuggle a relatively small amount of dope out of the country.
Initially sentenced to 4 years, his sentence is extended to life.
The Turkish jail's are a nightmare come true, making our jail's look like 5 star hotels in comparison. The brutality of the guards, especially "Hamid the bear" is a sadistic vision of hell, who can forget this beast of a man wiping his sweaty brow as he puts all his energy into a beating.
Brad Davis is stupendous in the lead and captures the deterioration of a healthy young man into a virtually broken spirit consummately.
Don't miss this train, it's a ride you'll never forget.
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