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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$32,885,565 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Rob Cohen originally wanted Nicolas Cage to play Kit Latura. Universal execs felt he was more of a "character actor", and Sylvester Stallone was more commercially viable. See more »

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Kit finds some 80-year-old fuses underwater, but they work. Fuses were not waterproof in the 1920s. See more »

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George Tyrell: [seeing Roy taking out his bungee equipment] What are you crazy? I have checked all over this place there's no way out.
Roy Nord: Hey. I was born 6 months premature. My own mother could'nt keep me in.
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References Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) See more »

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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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Action Hero Lite
26 February 1999 | by (Rolla, MO) – See all my reviews

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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