Midnight Express

Dave Graham recently did the 3rd ascent of Ty Landman’s Midnight Express (V14) in Boulder Canyon. Ty indicated that he named the problem after a movie that he rather enjoyed so I thought I would check it out. The movie is a somewhat true story about an American man caught smuggling hashish out of Turkey back in the 1970’s. It follows his life as it unfolds in a Turkish prison. The movie was decent enough, but the part I found the most entertaining was a scene where his girlfriend comes to visit him in prison. In the climactic moment she exposes her breast and presses it on the glass separating them and exclaims, “Oh Billy!”. This of course reminded me of the 90’s “classic” Cable Guy with Jim Carey that features a similar scene only two men were involved. The Cable Guy scene is something that I had joked about most of my life without realizing that it was a reference to a different movie. So if nothing else, Ty’s ascent of Midnight Express has helped me to learn more about the inspirations for cheesey 90’s comedies. Thanks Ty.



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2 Responses to Midnight Express

  1. Craig B January 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    I think that Either movie is far more interesting than anything that wanker Graham did. Did we seriously let him back in the US. I hope one of the presidential candidates can do something about immigration in this country.

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  2. Climbing Narcissist January 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    Does Ron Paul have a stance on this very important issue??

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