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Daylight (1996)

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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Sarah Crighton
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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 sees 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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On December 6th, Universal Pictures dares you to take on the tunnel See more »


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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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,014,795 (USA) (6 December 1996)

Gross:

$32,885,565 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone's character wears a Panerai watch. See more »

Goofs

When Kit tells the chief about the simulation that was done in 1994, both actors said "1993", when the scene was filmed, but "1994" was dubbed in later. In a later scene, when Kit refers to the simulation again, she says "1994". See more »

Quotes

George Tyrell: Get them back to daylight.
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Connections

Referenced in Marcelo, La Mafia y La Estafa (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Whenever There Is Love (From 'Daylight')
Written by Bruce Roberts and Edgar Bronfman Jr. (as Sam Roman)
Performed by Bruce Roberts and Donna Summer
Courtesy of Universal Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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Best Disaster Movie since the golden age
3 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By 1996, no-one held out much hope for a Sylvester Stallone action movie. Where Daylight scores is by bucking expectations and being a good old-fashioned disaster movie. The opening scenes are spectacular, as we are introduced, one by one, to a couple of dozen protagonists, who all then enter a New York tunnel and get blown to smithereens. The rest of the film concerns the survivors' efforts to get free, aided by Stallone. It's a lot better than it has any right to be, and uses all the genre cliches to its advantage.


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