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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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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,014,795 (USA) (8 December 1996)

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$33,023,469 (USA)
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Sylvester Stallone said this would be his last action film because he was getting too old for the genre. However, he made Driven (2001), Rocky Balboa (2006), Rambo (2008), and the Expendables movies afterward. See more »

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When Eleanor is holding the pipe in George's mouth after he has been pinned under the truck, the sleeve of a bright pink wetsuit is visible under her shirt sleeve. See more »

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Roy Nord: It's exhausting being me.
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Referenced in Marcelo, La Mafia y La Estafa (2011) See more »

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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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Good watch all around...
11 February 2004 | by (http://www.cinema-crazed.com) – See all my reviews

Reminiscent of the seventies disaster flicks, mostly of "Poseidon Adventure", a group of people are stuck in a tunnel after a horrible explosion traps them underground; now its up to a washed up EMS worker to get them out alive before the mayor and rescue workers finally blow everything up assuming the survivors aren't alive.

Though the story is very predictable and nothing new, this does make for an entertaining and interesting survival flick.

Sylvester Stallone doesn't play a commando or soldier, but for once plays a regular guy who is really clueless at times when it comes to escape.

We also get some great performances from excellent character actors including Dan Hedaya, Danielle Harris, Amy Brennamen, and the underused Viggo Mortensen before he became a household name in "Lord of the Rings" films.

Though there is a lot of good stuff here, there's a lot of contrived plot twists and predictable storylines. We know who will be killed, who won't, we know the under developed people will be killed and the emphasized characters will survive.

In spite of all that, this is one of Stallone's best before he began making bomb after bomb.

(*** out of ****)


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