He met a man named William Hayes and fell in love. Billy Hayes: It was great, I got to go back, and talk about all the stuff I’ve been wanting to say out publicly for quite awhile and to sort of heal the breech between us. Midnight Express is a 1978 biographical film, based on the book of true accounts of Billy Hayes, a young American sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle Hashish out of Turkey to the US. The Billy Hayes Interview (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Bob Andelman, Billy Hayes, Mr. Media: Books

“It was a stormy night and on stormy nights the small fishing boats sort of drift near the shores of the prison,” Mr. Hayes said.
The journey home, he said, began last Oct. 2. However movie deviates especially in the portrayal of Turks from the book to a level to be criticized by many including Billy Hayes himself. In 2009, at the age of 75, Sacks surprised himself. Interview by Lisa O’Kelly • Extract from Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes (Bloomsbury £16.99). This was published 5 years ago. 4 Billy Hayes of 'Midnight Express' Interviewed . Bill Hayes was just 48 — and was living with grief. Billy Hayes: Convicted drug smuggler tells the true story behind Midnight Express The 1978 film made Billy Hayes, jailed in …