Billy Hayes visited the Maltese filming locations during principal photography two years to the date he had escaped. Hayes said: "It was so true to life, that I started to sweat. It was obvious to me that everyone concerned wanted to make a film that says something, and there's a lot to be said. Hopefully, we can shake people up, and move them to do something for all those others who are still locked up in stinking hellholes around the world."
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 go to ...
When Susan goes to visit Bill, it's possible to see a crew member reflected in the glass.
The Columbia Pictures logo is played in complete silence.
4:3 TV broadcasts, VHS, Betamax, Laser VideoDisc, CED VideoDisc, and Video8mm releases framed at the 1.33:1 ratio, as well as the full-screen side of the 1998 DVD, presented the movie open-matte at 1.33:1, which shows more picture information on the top and bottom of the screen than in the original theatrical release.
English, Maltese, French, Turkish
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