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Daylight (1996)

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Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

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Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he see the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? Written by Bryanne Marks

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Rated PG-13 for disaster-related peril, death and destruction | See all certifications »

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6 December 1996 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 3,463,116,000 (Italy) (27 December 1996)

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$32,885,565 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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The tunnel sequences were filmed in Rome's Cinecitta Studios, on a set a third of a mile long. Cinecitta was chosen as the main studio set because of its enormous floodable sound stages. See more »

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The water, entering the tunnel from the river above, should be brown and dirty from the mud and sand above the tunnel ceiling. See more »

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Ashley Crighton: [as seeing a huge gush of water pouring into the damaged tunnel] Excuse me Mr. Latura. But, are we gonna drown?
Kit Latura: What's your name?
Ashley Crighton: Ashley.
Kit Latura: Okay, Ashley. I may find a way to stop this leak. So, it will keep us from drowning, that's the good news.
Sarah Crighton: Okay, what's the bad news?
Kit Latura: This water is 38 degrees. So, the only thing we have to worry about is Hypothermia.
LaTonya: Hypo-what?
Sarah Crighton: Hypothermia. It's when your body loses heat and shuts down. When your body is getting tired, really, you're getting dead. Does that ...
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Don't Go Out With Your Friends Tonite
Written by L. Bryan, R. Bryan, D. Hoffpauir and K. Kerby
Performed by Ho-Hum
Courtesy of Universal Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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One Of Slys Better Ones
4 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daylight is hands down Slys best work of the 90's, and ranks in his top movies made. It ranks under Rocky and Rambo. Many people think Sly is one of the worst actors ever. But he really redeems himself in this film with above average acting. He plays Kit Latura, a taxi driver who used to work in search and rescue missions. Well, on one night, a truck with explosive toxins falls and explodes. Collapsing and destroying the New Jersey Tunnel. Leaving only a few people alive inside the death trap.

Sticking to his favorite role, Sly wants to be the hero of the movie. Due to the cowardliness and pessimistic of the emergency and aid teams, its up to Sly to go in the tunnel and save the trapped civilians, and get them out of there safely. On this journey, you will encounter exciting thrills and suspense dealing with Stallone facing the toughest obstacles ever. Both physically and mentally.

You really start to feel bad for Stallone with all the crap he deals with in this movie. I feel that they did a good job with character development on Kit Latura. The character development for the other survivors are bleak to very descriptive....it ranges. The film has a very effective music score and pertains to the scenes well. The Special effects is above average for a 1996 movie.

Overall, this is a very entertaining film to watch. With explosive and hold your breath thrills. I totally recommend this films to Stallone fans, and i also recommend it to those who want a good hero, save the day, action/suspense movie.


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