Eight people are trapped in a New York subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

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Tom Phelan
Don Mitchell ...
Alvin
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Ed
Abbey Lincoln ...
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Lázaro Pérez ...
Jax (as Lazaro Perez)
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Eight people are trapped in a New York subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

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A subway ride. A sudden earthquake. And now, disaster and death stand between seven strangers and a ... 'Short Walk To Daylight'

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24 October 1972 (USA)  »

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The Night the Earth Shook  »

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All station scenes were filmed at the IND Court St. station in Brooklyn, which as of 1976 houses the New York Transit Museum. See more »

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Referenced in Daylight (1996) See more »

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Excellent Movie!!!
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very well done film that should be released on DVD. The closest movie I have seen to this was Daylight with Sylvester Stallone. I pretty much think they based Daylight off of Short Walk To Daylight. Short Walk was the superior movie in my opinion. There are no fancy computerized effects in this at all. This movie was made way before that technology came around to be used for those effects, and they did a damn good job of it. I don't remember all that much about the movie anymore as I saw it a total of 2 times when I was much younger. The acting was very well done from what I remember of it, and this also has a solid storyline to it. I definitely recommend seeing this movie if they ever decide to release it back on Television or some other media.


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