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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.

Director:

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 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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They went in alone. The only way out is.....together ! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The toxic explosion that seals both ends of the tunnel, before Kit Latura enters, was actually a miniature model. See more »

Goofs

After George meets the first survivors, he hands them his flashlight and heads off to look for more people. In the next shot, he is holding the flashlight. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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Action Man
Written by Crit Harmon
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan /dba Heavy Hitters
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Good watch all around...
11 February 2004 | by TerminalMadnessSee all my reviews

Reminiscent of the seventies disaster flicks, mostly of "Poseidon Adventure", a group of people are stuck in a tunnel after a horrible explosion traps them underground; now its up to a washed up EMS worker to get them out alive before the mayor and rescue workers finally blow everything up assuming the survivors aren't alive.

Though the story is very predictable and nothing new, this does make for an entertaining and interesting survival flick.

Sylvester Stallone doesn't play a commando or soldier, but for once plays a regular guy who is really clueless at times when it comes to escape.

We also get some great performances from excellent character actors including Dan Hedaya, Danielle Harris, Amy Brennamen, and the underused Viggo Mortensen before he became a household name in "Lord of the Rings" films.

Though there is a lot of good stuff here, there's a lot of contrived plot twists and predictable storylines. We know who will be killed, who won't, we know the under developed people will be killed and the emphasized characters will survive.

In spite of all that, this is one of Stallone's best before he began making bomb after bomb.

(*** out of ****)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daylight See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,015,875, 8 December 1996

Gross USA:

$33,023,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,212,469
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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