《午夜快车》是英国导演艾伦·帕克(Alan Parker)早年执导的一部血气方刚之作，由当时仍担任编剧的奥利弗·斯通(Oliver Stone)根据真人真事改编而成。本片在题材上有点类似保罗·纽曼主演的《铁窗喋血》与史蒂夫·麦奎因主演的《恶魔岛》，不过，本片的重心不在逃狱的过程，而是借主角威廉·海斯因携带毒品出境而入狱的事件，反映现代土耳其狱政的落后和黑暗，抨击土耳其政府利用监狱作为对美国进行政治报复的手段。奥利弗·斯通编写的剧本采用单刀直入、有话则长无话则短的简洁有力手法。主角演得十分深沉而细腻，既显示他冲动暴烈的一面，但仍保留了天真而重感情的性格，把一个误蹈法网、饱受折磨的青年演得甚为真实生动。片名是黑话，指“越狱”。
Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage work led to his movie debut and to television shows such as the hit Sybil (1976) (TV) and the mini-series "Roots" (1977). His biggest success was in 1978 with the lead role in Midnight Express (1978) where he played Billy Hayes, a young American imprisoned in Turkey for drug smuggling. It won him a Golden Globe award.
Another memorable movie role in 1982 was playing the title character of Querelle (1982), a ruggedly lethal sailor who seduces and sets both men and women's hearts aflutter.
Davis contracted AIDS in 1979 apparently from his one-time cocaine addiction, but in response to the anti-AIDS hysteria in Hollywood, Davis kept his illness a secret for a number of years and continued to act. His later years had him finally revealing that he had AIDS and he became an AIDS activist in bashing the Hollywood industry and US government for ignoring and shunning victims suffering from the hideous disease. Davis died in 1991 at age 41. His widow, Susan Bluestein, continues his activist work in the fight against AIDS.
02. Love's Theme
03. (Theme from) Midnight Express
04. Istanbul Blues (Vocal: David Castle)
05. The Wheel
06. Istanbul Opening
08. (Theme from) Midnight Express (Vocal: Chris Bennett)