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Short Walk to Daylight (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 October 1972 (USA)
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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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Tom Phelan
Don Mitchell ...
Alvin
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Abbey Lincoln ...
Dorella
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Lázaro Pérez ...
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Suzanne Charny ...
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Laurette Spang ...
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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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James Brolin: TV's Charlton Heston
26 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

They can't make movies like this anymore--it wouldn't be accepted. And besides, they would have to cast today's teenage stars in it to boost ratings. Television-made drama involves a group of survivors from a New York City subway crash finding their way to safety. Cannily catching the then-current theatrical wave of disaster-movies, writers Gerald Di Pego, Richard Hesse, Edward Montagne, and Philip H. Reisman Jr. come up with a suspenseful, memorable winner. It was almost remade in 1996 as "Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone, but a bloated budget made all similarities irrelevant. This compact film remains in my memory years after seeing it last.


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