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Daylight (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  6 December 1996 (USA)
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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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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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On December 6th, Universal Pictures dares you to take on the tunnel See more »

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sylvester Stallone said this would be his last action film because he was getting too old for the genre. However, he made Driven (2001), Rocky Balboa (2006) and Rambo (2008) afterward. See more »


When Kit and Madelyne come out of the water after the explosion, the sky is cloudy. When they are saved a few minutes later, the sky is clear with bright sunshine. See more »


George Tyrell: Get them back to daylight.
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Featured in The Making of 'Daylight' (1998) See more »


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Best Disaster Movie since the golden age
3 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By 1996, no-one held out much hope for a Sylvester Stallone action movie. Where Daylight scores is by bucking expectations and being a good old-fashioned disaster movie. The opening scenes are spectacular, as we are introduced, one by one, to a couple of dozen protagonists, who all then enter a New York tunnel and get blown to smithereens. The rest of the film concerns the survivors' efforts to get free, aided by Stallone. It's a lot better than it has any right to be, and uses all the genre cliches to its advantage.

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