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Short Walk to Daylight (1972)

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

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(teleplay), (teleplay) (as Gerald DiPego) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Tom Phelan
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Alvin
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Ed
Abbey Lincoln ...
Dorella
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Joanne
Lázaro Pérez ...
Jax (as Lazaro Perez)
Suzanne Charny ...
Sylvia
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Sandy
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Eight people are trapped in a New York City 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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cars 381 and 1802, whose numbers appear in the film, remain on TA property and are operated several times each year on Transit Museum-sponsored excursions. See more »

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Referenced in Daylight (1996) See more »

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Expanded Rerelease destroyed this film!
24 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original (excellent) film was certainly the talk of high school the day after it premiered (we all took the NYC subway to school). I was utterly shocked when I saw it again, perhaps a decade or more later, in syndication (as other posters haven commented), with added footage (perhaps to fill it out to a 2 hour running time). While "blockbuster" films during the 70s and early 80s did have extra footage added to them -- usually for special network TV showing-- in the case of "Short Walk," the addition completely subverted the tension and drama of the original! I wonder about the current state of this lost minor classic...


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