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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)

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

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$32,885,565 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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The fireball turns almost every car in the tunnel to a burnt-out shell, breaking windows and body work and killing everyone. The flames are strong enough to flip cars, but do not penetrate the prison bus, even as windows smash as it rolls through the tunnel. Madelyne also survives, even though her windows are open. When she climbs out later, all of the pillars and window frames are badly burnt. See more »

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Ashley Crighton: [as seeing a huge gush of water pouring into the damaged tunnel] Excuse me Mr. Latura. But, are we gonna drown?
Kit Latura: What's your name?
Ashley Crighton: Ashley.
Kit Latura: Okay, Ashley. I may find a way to stop this leak. So, it will keep us from drowning, that's the good news.
Sarah Crighton: Okay, what's the bad news?
Kit Latura: This water is 38 degrees. So, the only thing we have to worry about is Hypothermia.
LaTonya: Hypo-what?
Sarah Crighton: Hypothermia. It's when your body loses heat and shuts down. When your body is getting tired, really, you're getting dead. Does that ...
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One of Sly's best performances
17 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Fasten your seatbelts and brace yourself for an non-stop thrill ride that will have you holding your breath from start to finish.

"Daylight" is one of the most intense movies I have seen in a long time. Sylvester Stallone gives one of his best performances in "Daylight" leading a group of civilians to safety after a New York tunnel engulfs in flames. Stallone works his magic as a former EMS chief sent in to save these civilians.

When I heard Stallone's name mentioned as part of the cast of "Daylight," I knew it would be a non-stop thrill ride; however, what I didn't realize it would be a thriller that had depth mixed in with everything else. "Daylight" is a credit to Stallone's ability and this remains one of his best roles to date.

Adding to this awesome film are Stallone's co-stars, which include Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Jay O. Sanders and Stan Shaw. I enjoyed watching this ensemble work together because they seem to need no direction when on screen. It was as if they were really trapped in the tunnel. From the fear to the heroic actions they took, these actors were top notch.

Despite most thrillers, "Daylight" stands out as being the finest assembled film. The casting works like magic, the special effects are magnificent and the script is perfect.

I concede that "Daylight" is predictable. However, I disagree with those who say it hurts the film. My point is it doesn't matter whether a film is predictable, rather how it is presented. "Daylight" is presented with quite unique special effects, a plot with depth and endearing performances.

In addition to the excellent performances, "Daylight" had some of the best special effects I have seen. The explosion at the beginning of the movie was a work of art. I was in awe of how well the special effects were pulled off because I don't believe that "Daylight" would have worked as well as it did if they were done with less than 100 percent effort.

"Daylight" will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you holding your breath hoping these citizens come out alive.


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