R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Billy Hayes' speech in the courtroom scene in the film, went far longer than it did in real-life. In it, Hayes gives a long, dramatic soliloquy against the Turkish penal system. This part of the scene is made up.
Excuse me... Excuse me... Excuse me... Excuse me.
Billy Hayes: No.
Susan: Geez, I hate flying.
Billy Hayes: It's something I ate. I think I've been poisoned.
Susan: Or you're just excited about getting home.
Billy Hayes: No, I think it's the baklavas.
Susan: I told you not to eat 'em.
Billy Hayes: Look, I gotta ...
The movie is set in 1970. When Billy Hayes makes a visit to the toilet at the airport to wash his face, there is a poster on the wall showing a shot of the Bosphorus Bridge which was built in 1973.
English, Maltese, French, Turkish