AKA William Hayes
Birthplace: New York City
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hashish smuggler, Midnight Express
Hashish smuggler, whose sentence of four years was extended to life imprisonment when the offense was upgraded from possession to smuggling. He is subject of the infamous movie Midnight Express (1978), though contrary to the screen version, Hayes did not actually kill a guard when escaping from prison, or walk out the door. He escaped using a rowboat and made his way to Greece.
Father: William Hayes, Sr.
High School: Seton Hall High School, Patchogue, NY
University: Marquette University (dropped out 1969)
Drug Smuggling 1970 (Turkey, Hashish, convicted, life sentence)
Escaped from Prison 1975
FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
Cock & Bull Story (15-Feb-2003)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Assassination (9-Jan-1987) · Pritchard Young
Author of books:
Midnight Express (1977, with William Hoffer)
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