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- kevin sellers
The movie that did for Turks what "Deliverance" did for rednecks this typically over wrought Alan Parker film has some genuinely harrowing moments and some memorable performances (i.e. John Hurt, Bo Hopkins, and Mike Kellin) but in its relentlessly hysterical hatred for all things Ottoman it is impossible to take seriously. Indeed it fails at the most elemental level of film making in that you find it extremely difficult if not impossible to root for the privileged, dumb shit, drug dealing, Hippie snitch that is its protagionist. Give it a C plus. P.S. The head Turkish prison guard looks eerily like James Gandolfini.
Once is more than enough
- Geoff Wheatley
I had booked to visit Turkey a short time before I saw this movie. The result was that I canceled the tip..Thank goodness some twenty years later I did make that visit and found the experience a delight. This is one of the most dreadful moves to come out of Hollywood. There is nothing to like about the story or the general image, at best a movie designed for a very small minority of people who like to see suffering. Why anyone would ever make such a film I will never know.
there is no other way to say it.
either in fiction or reality.. the horror that we can come up with has no limit. if you are sensitive do not watch this. solid acting.. effective story.
- Dashiell B.
A harrowing account of the real-life horrors experienced by Billy Hayes. Davis won a Newcomer of the year Award at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of Hayes, as did Miracle in the same category as his girlfriend and Hurt for his supporting performance. Won the Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, in addition to Oscar wins for score & Stone's screenplay, meaning he takes liberties with what "really" happenend and only portraying Turks as violent beings. Intense, thrilling and powerful with a message about never giving up on hope. I give it a 4.5/5.
- christine roberts
When I saw this in 1978 it moved me then and still does. Take time to watch thismovie. Its very good.Brad Davis keeps you caring about his character. Sad his time was so short on earth
Here We Go Again
- Jack The Hat
Surprise! Hollywood twist the moral issue to make it look like a drug trafficer is an innocent victim and those who try to stop drug use the bad guys. Ask your self this question, what is he was sucessful in bringing home the drugs? What if half the peole who used the drugs became addicted or worse died from an over dose? Hollywood refuses to look at the situtation from the moral issue. Ahh! liberalism at it's finest.
- william gauslow
This a very good movie. I don't think USA wanted to see a real movie, regardless if it was about an American. Was nominated for Best Picture and won for best music score by Ennio Morricone. I thought so much of the score that I special ordered it - years before Amazon. I don't know how to improve this movie, so that, means to me that it has no weaknesses. Only two movies affected more than this movie : Clockwork Orange and Chinatown. These three movies set my expectations at a pretty high plateau for me to judge a movies excellance.
I would like to see this again
- Kathy Young
I'd love to see this again, cuz it would be CC like most of your movies, as you are well known to me to have CC on movies I saw as a kid, but didn't know what was going on since I am deaf. Please bring this movie back so I can see (read) everything that I missed. Its a GREAT movie!! Of course when I watched a movie back then w/o CC, I always had to ask someone what was being said. No more!Thanks again TCM!!!! I love you!