Midnight Expr ess is based on the shocking true story of Billy Hayes. Hayes was imprisoned in the a Turkish prison, for smuggling hashish out of Istanbul. He soon realises that the only way out is to catch the ‘Midnight Express.' His life in the Turkish prison and the physical and mental torture he undergoes has been portrayed brilliantly by Brad Davis. Alan Parker does a terrific job in capturing even the tiniest of emotions with sheer professionalism. This dark and enigmatic tale of imprisonment and freedom is one of its kind.