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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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) (6 December 1996)

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$32,885,565 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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In 1996, New York City's Emergency Medical Service, NYC*EMS, merged with the Fire Department of New York and became FDNY*EMS. See more »

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After blowing the manhole, there is now a direct entry to the ventilation system. Once the tunnel started filling with water, it would've leaked into the ventilation duct, cutting off the path for the the fresh air and suffocating any survivors. See more »

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Kit Latura: [hearing the tunnel collapsing on itself] Keep trying you piece of shit. Keep trying. You've killed everybody else. You know what, you haven't killed me.
[readies an explosive]
Kit Latura: I have found your heart, and I'm gonna blow it right out of you
[thrusts the explosive right into the wall of mud]
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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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One Of Slys Better Ones
4 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daylight is hands down Slys best work of the 90's, and ranks in his top movies made. It ranks under Rocky and Rambo. Many people think Sly is one of the worst actors ever. But he really redeems himself in this film with above average acting. He plays Kit Latura, a taxi driver who used to work in search and rescue missions. Well, on one night, a truck with explosive toxins falls and explodes. Collapsing and destroying the New Jersey Tunnel. Leaving only a few people alive inside the death trap.

Sticking to his favorite role, Sly wants to be the hero of the movie. Due to the cowardliness and pessimistic of the emergency and aid teams, its up to Sly to go in the tunnel and save the trapped civilians, and get them out of there safely. On this journey, you will encounter exciting thrills and suspense dealing with Stallone facing the toughest obstacles ever. Both physically and mentally.

You really start to feel bad for Stallone with all the crap he deals with in this movie. I feel that they did a good job with character development on Kit Latura. The character development for the other survivors are bleak to very descriptive....it ranges. The film has a very effective music score and pertains to the scenes well. The Special effects is above average for a 1996 movie.

Overall, this is a very entertaining film to watch. With explosive and hold your breath thrills. I totally recommend this films to Stallone fans, and i also recommend it to those who want a good hero, save the day, action/suspense movie.


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