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"No air. No escape. No time."
  • PG-13
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 5.9  (76,300)
  • 47

Daylight is a 1996 disaster film that stars Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, and a host of other talented actors. The film is directed by Rob Cohen and is set in and around the Holland Tunnel, which connects Manhattan and New Jersey. The movie begins with a group of people traveling through the tunnel when an explosion causes a cave-in that blocks their exit.

Sylvester Stallone plays Kit Latura, a disgraced former New York City emergency medical services (EMS) chief who takes it upon himself to lead the rescue effort. Brenneman plays Madelyne Thompson, a writer and passenger on one of the trapped vehicles who becomes Latura's ally in the rescue effort. Viggo Mortensen plays Roy Nord, the leader of a group of thieves who were in the tunnel robbing a shipment of diamonds at the time of the disaster.

The movie showcases the courage of the rescue team as they undertake the perilous task of entering the unstable, debris-filled tunnel and negotiating their way to the survivors. They face one challenge after another, including deadly gas leaks, raging flood water, and collapsing structures. Each challenge takes a toll on the team, but they persevere in their efforts to save as many people as possible.

The plot not only focuses on the rescue efforts to save the people trapped in the tunnel but also on the individual stories of the people inside - including a young couple, a family with a newborn baby, and a group of prisoners who were being transported in a prison bus. Each group has their own struggles and fears, making the situation all the more intense.

As the rescue effort progresses, tensions rise between the different groups of people trapped in the tunnel. The criminals, including Mortensen's character, loom large as potential threats to the rescue mission. The rescue team must navigate the treacherous terrain of the tunnel while also keeping the peace amongst the survivors.

One of the notable things about the movie is the special effects, as the tunnel collapse and flooding scenes are surprisingly realistic for their time. The score by composer Randy Edelman is also a highlight of the movie, perfectly capturing the tension and emotion of the scenes.

Overall, Daylight is an exciting and emotional disaster movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The film's depiction of the bravery and selflessness of the rescue workers and the resilience of the human spirit is both moving and inspiring. The characters are well-drawn and the performances from the cast are top-notch. If you're a fan of disaster movies or just looking for a thrilling ride, Daylight is definitely worth a watch.

Daylight is a 1996 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 47.

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    5.9  (76,300)
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