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Reminds me of the real Midnight Express escape
on June 1, 2017
Adam Corolla got me to see this. He said this movie was an underrated classic. He said Dustin Hoffman deserved the Oscar for supporting actor far more than Alan Arkin did for Little Miss Sunshine. I agree. Hoffman can say a line in a funny way. He's got an expressive voice. This dragged on a bit and the emotion was sorrowful. But Papillon was a true, daring fighter. If you haven't seen the real story of the Midnight Express escape, which is unlike the movie, and by water also, check it out on YouTube. The real guy tells his story, one of the best stories ever told. It is part of the "Locked up Abroad" TV series. The photo attached is an aerial shot of Hell's Gate on Devil's Island, maybe from where he escaped from...