I was pretty intrigued to see this given the numerous pop culture references: The Cable Guy (oh, Billy…), The Simpsons, Airplane (Joey, have you ever been in a… in a Turkish prison? ). Presented is a very accurate depiction of what its like to “get caught.” The opening is pretty scary as well as the courtroom scenes. The film is not a nice portrayal of the Turkish people and this has been a controversy since its release. The prison sequences are pretty raw but not so intense by today’s standards. The lead, Brad Davis, is a rather dull presence. Surprising performance by Randy Quaid (not any more after watching The Last Detail).
*** / *****