Daylight (1996)

Description[from Freebase]

Daylight is a 1996 disaster film, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, and Danielle Harris. It was directed by Rob Cohen and released in theaters on December 6, 1996. In Upstate New York, a waste management firm loads barrels of toxic waste onto trucks, intending to illegally dispose of it. They are shown heading into a highway tunnel under a river between Manhattan and New Jersey along with several other commuters, including a struggling playwright (Amy Brenneman), some young offenders, a vacationing family and famous mountain climber Roy Nord (Viggo Mortensen). Meanwhile, a gang of diamond thieves escape the police by racing into the tunnel. The gang force their way through the north tube traffic, spilling the diamonds all over the floor of the car. While one thief tries to retrieve them the driver loses control, smashing though a security booth and into one of the trucks. The waste barrels explode, causing the other trucks to explode and setting off a chain reaction. The tunnel entrances cave in, and a devastating fireball sweeps through the tunnel.

Review

Pretty stupid Poseidon Adventure/Towering Inferno/Die Hard wannabe, with Sylvester Stallone (as disgraced paramedic) rescuing a ton of people from a collapsed, burning, air-limited tunnel. Oh dear! Some interesting set building (yep, looks like a tunnel) doesn’t come close to making up for the cheeseball dialogue, action scenes, and attempts by Stallone at looking ‘serious.’

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