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Daylight (1996)

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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Rob Cohen

Writer:

Leslie Bohem
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Kit Latura
Amy Brenneman ... Madelyne Thompson
Viggo Mortensen ... Roy Nord
Dan Hedaya ... Frank Kraft
Jay O. Sanders ... Steven Crighton
Karen Young ... Sarah Crighton
Claire Bloom ... Eleanor Trilling
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Grace Calloway
Renoly Santiago ... Mikey
Colin Fox ... Roger Trilling
Danielle Harris ... Ashley Crighton
Trina McGee ... LaTonya (as Trina McGee-Davis)
Marcello Thedford ... Kadeem
Sage Stallone ... Vincent
Jo Anderson ... Bloom
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster-related peril, death and destruction | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daylight: Infierno en el túnel See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,014,795, 8 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,023,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,189,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Max Allan Collins wrote a novelization of the film. See more »

Goofs

The water, entering the tunnel from the river above, should be brown and dirty from the mud and sand above the tunnel ceiling. See more »

Quotes

Ms. London: We're going to break through from the Manhattan side, that's the consensus of the city engineers
Bloom: Consensus my ass
Ms. London: Who's this?
Bloom: That tunnel is being held up by Kettle Point Pressure
Ms. London: I asked your NAME!
Frank Kraft: Why don't you forget what her name is and listen to what she's saying to you
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Action Hero Lite
26 February 1999 | by Scott-8See 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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