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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Kraft
Steven Crighton
Sarah Crighton
Eleanor Trilling
Grace Calloway
Colin Fox ...
Roger Trilling
LaTonya (as Trina McGee-Davis)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagslys  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Sylvester Stallone's character wears a Panerai watch. See more »


When George looks at the security camera and tells the control room to cut the power, the camera glass has 5 cracks. When Kit looks at the monitor screen from the control room, the feed shows 7 cracks. See more »


Ms. London: We're going to break through from the Manhattan side, that's the consensus of the city engineers
Bloom: Consensus my ass
Ms. London: Who's this?
Bloom: That tunnel is being held up by Kettle Point Pressure
Ms. London: I asked your NAME!
Frank Kraft: Why don't you forget what her name is and listen to what she's saying to you
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Referenced in Marcelo, La Mafia y La Estafa (2011) See more »


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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Enjoyable Sly Action Flick
30 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

An accidental explosion rips through a tunnel beneath the Hudson river, sealing off both ends trapping the survivors inside. In steps Stallone, a disgraced former emergency services chief, who hopes to save the day in usual hero style.

Daylight has a good blend of interesting characters, suspense, drama, action and special effects that all add towards the entertainment of the movie.

Overall it's good fun to watch, and it does refrain from becoming silly or over-sentimental.


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