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 an American tourist visiting Turkey with his girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) when he's caught
Midnight Express, although "based on a true story", Oliver Stone's screenplay took many liberties with Billy Hayes' account of his experience and is harshly racist in its depiction of Turkish people. Having said this, it is worth watching for Brad Davis' exceptional performance, one of the all-time great Oscar snubs.
"The Polar Express" • by Svetlin Marinov http://www.narrow-gauge.co.uk/gallery/show.php?image_id=3220_id=370 • "The Septemvri–Dobrinishte narrow gauge line is the only operating narrow gauge (760 mm) line in Bulgaria. It is operated by Bulgarian State Railways. The line is actively used with seven passenger trains running per day. The journey takes five hours through the valleys and gorges between Rila and Rhodopes." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septemvri-Dobrinishte_narrow_gauge_line