Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm... See full summary »
Rachael Leigh Cook,
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
Sylvester Stallone was paid 17.5 million dollars to appear in this film. See more »
The survivors climb the stairs in the sandhog bunker to a small room below a maintenance parking lot. Since there were 8 steps to the hatch under the booth, then 20 steps to the parking lot, the lot was about 30 feet above the tunnel. The lowest point of the Hudson River is 93 feet deep, plus 10 feet of bedrock on top of the tunnel, so the lot would be under 60 feet of water. See more »
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 See more »
Stallone returned after a break from action movies to make "Daylight." Here he tried to make his character more three dimensional, a human with weaknesses and flaws rather than the mute and destruction minded heroes of some of his other movies.
Making Latura as a human was a good idea, and you get to like him, although the rest of the movie doesn't quite hold up it's end. It plays as some cross between the "Poseidon Adventure" and an Irwin Allen disaster film, with an uplifting musical score. You know pretty quickly who's going to live and die, and even though Latura is a mere mortal, only he can save those lives.
Still, "Daylight" makes a good diversion, and the "good guy really is a good guy" concept works for the most part.
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