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Short Walk to Daylight (1972)

Eight people are trapped in a New York City subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director:

Barry Shear

Writers:

Philip H. Reisman Jr. (teleplay), Gerald Di Pego (teleplay) (as Gerald DiPego) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
James Brolin ... Tom Phelan
Don Mitchell ... Alvin
James McEachin ... Ed
Abbey Lincoln ... Dorella
Brooke Bundy ... Joanne
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Jax (as Lazaro Perez)
Suzanne Charny Suzanne Charny ... Sylvia
Laurette Spang ... Sandy
Franklin Cover ... Conductor
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Storyline

Eight people are trapped in a New York City subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

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A subway ride. A sudden earthquake. And now, disaster and death stand between seven strangers and a ... 'Short Walk To Daylight'

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night the Earth Shook See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All station scenes were filmed at the IND Court St. station in Brooklyn, which as of 1976 houses the New York Transit Museum. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Daylight (1996) See more »

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Very Real
1 March 2003 | by kj944See all my reviews

I read one of the comments submitted and wanted to say I also saw this movie when I was about 10 years old. I only saw it once on TV but vividly remember the people trapped in the subway tunnel. I would love to watch this one again! I cannot believe that others remember and share the same memories. I have been on the NYC subways all of my life and this movie, I remember was very true in terms of reality. If anyone sees this upcomming in a TV listing please pass it along. I only wonder if it will ever get released on VHS or DVD. This is a cult classic. I simply refuse to spend money on the garbage movies being released on an assembly line today. Not to mention the pool of lousy actors that are practically trillionaires! Lets all keep our eyes open and hope this one gets released sometime soon. kj944


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