Rewatched Feb 26, 2012
Donald May Jr’s review:
Haunting, terrifying and "based" on a true story (the real-life Billy Hayes admitted the film took some liberties with what actually happened, though). Driven by money, a young man stupidly tries to smuggle hashish out of Turkey and ends up with a 30 year sentence in a horrible Turkish prison. The violence was disturbing for the time, as was the subject matter. The script (by Oliver Stone) is pretty tight, until it falls completely apart in the last 15 minutes or so. Randy Quaid is quite good in this, and surprisingly svelt. Stars Argento film alums like Irene Miracle, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Diogene.