Daylight (1996) Script

MAN 1 : Thanks for coming. Nice to see you. l don't have that much time.

The gates are gonna be open between 1 1 :00 and midnight. l got my guy on the gate. You go right through, no fuss, no muss.

What are you worrying for?

-l'm not worried. Let me worry. -Oh, don't worry!

Where's the stuff?

MAN 2: That's a lot of toxic waste you got. You got a problem, baby.

MAN 1 : No, you got it. Just get it to Jersey and dump it.

MAN 2: Dumping it's a federal rap. l'm taking all the chances.

MAN 1 : That's why we pay you.

MAN 2: All right, come on. Where's the money? Yo, the money?

MAN 2: Come on, come on!

What is this, the tip? This the tip?

MAN 2: You deal with the EPA. See what it costs you.

MAN 1 : Make sure you're there by 1 1 :00.

What're you guys, crazy? You wanna blow up the goddamn joint?

You drive carefully. l don't want you to hit anybody.

Here we go, into the Tunnel of Love.

GEORGE: All right, get over. Who's got the cards?

We collected 32,563 tolls between the first and second rock.


Are you in there? Come back, Grace.

l found this under my bed.

You think you could be a little less discreet? l found this under my bed. l'll see you after work.

Listen, when l return this, l have something to tell you.

Tell me now. lf it is good news, get it now and have a completely good day... as opposed to one filled with apprehension and tension... which can lead to other related physical disorders and high anxiety.

No, l will tell you later, lsland Girl.

GRACE: Tell me now. GEORGE: No. l'll tell you tonight.

MAN 1 : How's your load? MAN 2: Mostly in my shorts.

MAN 2: l need a pit stop, bad. MAN 1 : Just hold it. We are behind schedule.

Need some help with that bag? Maybe you need some other kind of help.

MAN: Stuck-up bitch!

''Dear Mr. Thompson.'' Thanks a lot.

''Thank you for your submission. Regretfully, at this time, we....''

Are laughing our asses off that you even wasted stamps... by sending us your play.

MADDY: Hi, it's Maddy. l'm out. The machine is in.

KlMBERLY: Maddy, it's Kimberly. l have an audition... and l told Claudio you'd take my lunch shift today. l did it for you when you went to Bermuda. Bye.

Got you.

MADDY: Hi, it's Maddy. l'm out. The machine is in.

DAVlD: Maddy, it's David. l feel really bad about the way things ended up and l.... l want you to give me three more months... and l promise l'll tell her.

WOMAN: You've got to cut the cake.

DAVlD: l'll be right in.

JORDAN: Come on.

DAVlD: lt's Jordan's birthday, and we're having a party.

Call me on Monday. l love you.


MAN 1 : Report says the bridge is backed up to Westchester.

MAN 2: Forget the bridge. Take one of the tunnels.

ANNOUNCER: The Territory Beyond. lt's still out there.

lt's still out there.

lt's exhausting being me.

The question is what do we do with it?

MAN 1 : Sales are down 1 2% .

Broadening our marketing target from inner-city youth... to the more affluent off-road vehicle group-- l know that. Give me something l don't know.

ELLlOT: We're gonna have to stack some GRPs... with this commercial, no matter where we run it.

The test results are maxing out--

Speak English, Elliot.

We wanna put it on the Super Bowl, first quarter.

Super Bowl.

That's a whole pile of money. lt's time to gamble, Roy.

MAN 2: lt's not like we have any choice.

Okay. We'll buy 60 in the first quarter and do a cut-down 30 in the second.

You wanna gamble? Let's gamble.

ROY: Jonno, let's go.

-How are we doing on time? -Traffic's a mess.

JONNO: lf we take the tunnel, we'll make it. ROY: The tunnel.

ROGER: Cooper, okay, it's all over. We're gonna have a nice day in the city.

Whatever good that specialist does is undone by the long drive in.

He hates riding in the car. lt puts him off for days.

We're not taking him back to that quack in Colts Neck.

Eleanor, he's perfectly capable.

We don't even know what's wrong with the dog.

Who knows him best, me or a stranger?

-Let's go this way. -All right.

You know what l'd like to do? l'd like to go to Rumpelmayer's.

ELEANOR: Cooper loves their cherry-vanilla. ROGER: That's a brilliant idea.

VlNCENT: What'd they get you for? KADEEM: Stealing.

KADEEM: Why are you here? Cheating on your expense account?

VlNCENT: No, l sell cellular phones with cloned numbers.

So, how much you get from the register? l don't know. $100, $200.

-You use a gun? -No, l used my looks.

Of course l used a gun! What do you think? l sell five to ten phones a week for $500 apiece. l don't use a gun. Can you multiply? l ain't stupid, man. l know my math. lf you so smart, why you up in here? l guess l shouldn't have bought that BMW for cash.

O'CORR: That's ridiculous.

He's the top man in his field. l wouldn't dismiss him lightly.

KlT: Dr. O'Corr, it says here you got a 5:30 flight out of Newark... but you want to stop at St. Vincent's first, right?

-That's right. -Lewis has been--

KlT: That's gonna be tight.

There's a $50 tip in it for you if you make it.

Then again, miracles do happen. Right, Doc?

ASHLEY: This sucks. l wanna go back and skate at Rockefeller Center.

How about somebody else does something they enjoy?

You wanna visit old school friends, leave me out of it.

A family vacation is about staying with the family.

Let's not talk about staying anywhere, okay?

THlEF 1 : Asshole!

MAN: What do you want?

MAN: No, not that, please. THlEF 1 : Shut up.

THlEF 2: l got it. Come on, let's go.

Good afternoon. Thirty-six channels and nothing's on.

Norman, one of these days you're gonna surprise me with a new line.

Hey. What?

''Stop now. You are being tracked by Electro Guard.''

What the hell is Electro Guard?

The guy's a goddamn genius. Right into the tunnel.

l'll call Jersey.

''This tunnel was drawn up by Edward Trammel in 1918...

''on a napkin in a Manhattan tavern.

''Work on the tunnel began in 1921...

''employing thousands of lrish immigrants nicknamed sandhogs.

''The tunnel, which runs under 24 feet of riverbed and 72 feet of water--''

Dad, how many vacations did you take Linda on?

Ashley, that's enough.

Honey, listen. Linda's history.

We're a family again. That's all that counts.


NORMAN: What the hell is that?

We got a live one here. Get a crew ready.

All Jersey units, requesting North Tube roadblock.

Black Cadillac now passing through station number seven.

All right, you putz.

THlEF 1 : Come on, what'd we get? THlEF 3: What's in there?

That's a big one.

Move it, jerk!

THlEF 1 : You stupid bitch! Pick them up.

-Look what you did! -Shit!

GlRL: Now it's your fault!

Heidi, it's helicopter skiing. Think of it as a cordless chairlift.

Breaker-breaker! We got a smoker!

CAB DRlVER: Up yours, buddy!

MADDY: Start spreading the news l'm leaving tonight l'm up to here with all your shit New York, New York

THlEF 3: Pass him, man. Ass! Take them.

THlEF 1 : Get off my leg! GlRL: l can't!


MAN: Jesus Christ!

ASHLEY: Here l am in the tunnel....

You're a doctor, come on!

KlT: Get down! Somebody get him down! Get him on the ground.

KlT: Roll!

Get over here!

COP: l got him!

MEDlC 1 : We'll need some C-collars. MEDlC 2: Shit!

KlT: Let me see that arm. You're gonna be okay.

Keep going. There's emergency workers that way.

SUSAN: My father, he's trapped in the car!

SUSAN: l can't get him out! There's blood everywhere!

SUSAN: Can you help him out?

MAN 2: Help!

KlT: We're coming for you. Don't worry about it.

Look at me. l'm gonna try to move you on the count of three. l want you to help me out.

Okay, one, two....

SUSAN: Come on.

KlT: What's your name? SUSAN: Susan.

SUSAN: lt's okay. KlT: He's severed an artery.

KlT: l'm gonna tie this off and l want you to hold it as tight as you can.

KlT: You got that? SUSAN: Yeah.

KlT: How is he? WOMAN: Dead. So many dead here. l got a second-degree burn over there. Get to it, okay?

You, l've got an arterial bleeder that needs an lV.

-What're you doing here? -l thought you're a cab driver. l am a driver. Come on, move!

O'CORR: Give me a BP cuff. MEDlC 2: Sure, l got it.


-Jesus Christ, Latura! -Weller, right?

Get the hell out of here before somebody sees you.

Was it a bomb?

Accident, something about a toxic dump. Nothing's confirmed.

-What's the status on the Jersey side? -lt's sealed up tight.

WELLER: lt's a wipe-out up to the tollbooths.

Where's the Chief?

-Standing in front of me. -l'm talking about the new chief.

The dispatcher said Mr. California's headed... for the mid-river passage in the South Tunnel.

KlT: Mid-river? WELLER: Yeah.

Latura, watch your back.


Come in, please! Are you there? This is Grace.

Pick up, please.

George, come in. Are you there?

GEORGE: Can anybody hear me out there? Come back.

We got a toxic fire. lt's burning toward the New Jersey side.

GEORGE: Can anybody hear me?

The ventilation system doesn't seem to be pulling the smoke through.

GEORGE: ls anybody out there? Come back!

GEORGE: The New Jersey side has completely collapsed.

GEORGE: Oh, God. Jesus!

GEORGE: We got fatalities down here! Can anybody hear me?

-Stand by. l'll be with you in a second. -Okay.

-What's the ratio? All right. -Frank!

-You got any hope on the New Jersey side? -Fifty-yard cave-in, minimum.

Whatever's burning in there is toxic as Trenton. They've got samples.

BOB: Demo!

BOB: Come on, people. Speak to me.

FRANK: Give me another reading. l would if l had time but we're running out of it. Let's go.

KlT: lf you wanna buy some time, you gotta blow the tunnel shut.

What are you doing here, Kit? You're not part of this. l know that, but just listen to me.

We ran a terrorist hypothetical in '94.

The only way to fix the fire is to blow the roof in... and seal off the survivors from the fumes.

Where l come from... we don't blow up a tunnel that's already been blown up. Thanks.

FRANK: Chief wants to go through mid-river. KlT: No, wait a minute.

You don't have to rationalise my actions to this guy. l know you know your job but we did a simulation.

They're all gonna be dead before you get through. l know you ran a drill in '94... but right now you're not running a goddamn thing.

Copy that.

You're right. l know that. l just wanna help.

WlLSON: Help? You don't get it, do you?

You don't work here anymore. You understand that?

-Wilson, if l could just talk-- -Come on, Kit.

He's gonna have you arrested.

You got to blow the tunnel shut. Talk to him.

You owe me that, Frank. Talk to him.

MAN 3: Your attention, please.

We've decided to evacuate the South tube.

All units, we're evacuating the South tube.

Proceed in an orderly fashion....

What've you got?

Sorry, Chief. lt's blocked about 20 feet in.

That structure's so shaky l wouldn't even risk a firecracker.

-What about hydraulics? We brace up-- -lt can't be done.

Listen, the person who says it can't be done... is always interrupted by the one who just did it.

BLOOM: Feed him the line!


BLOOM: Jesus Christ!

STEVEN: Watch the metal. lt's hot.

SARAH: What are you doing? Ashley, no, this way.

Ashley, you don't have to take pictures now.

STEVEN: Look, honey. Look at me. l'm gonna get you out of here. We're gonna get out of here.


SARAH: What's happened? GEORGE: l don't know.

GEORGE: You're still alive. l'm gonna go on up through the tunnel.

Stay right here, so l'll know where you are when l come back.

-How do we get out? -lt's sealed at both ends.



ROY: Officer, over here.

ROY: You raise anybody on that walkie?

GEORGE: Nothing but static. But you got a phone.

$2,000. lt doesn't even work in here.

GEORGE: Territory Beyond. Man, l know you.

-Roy Nord. How you doing? -George Tyrell. l got a pair of your shoes.

-Good. You like them? -Yeah. They're great.

-l wear them on Saturdays, on my day off. -Bet you wish it was Saturday now.

What are we gonna do? ls there a way out of this mess?

There was a passage to the South tunnel about a half mile back.

You check it out?

Of course l checked it out. lt's all collapsed.

Think l'll take a look.

GEORGE: What do you mean? l told you it was collapsed.

GEORGE: You'd be wasting your time. lt's all blocked in. There's no way out.

George, l was born six weeks premature.

My own mother couldn't keep me in.

ROGER: Eleanor.

GEORGE: Oh, my God!

GEORGE: Are you people okay?

Yes. We're fine. Thank you for asking.

-How do you get out of here? -l'm still trying to get information.

ELEANOR: Cooper? GEORGE: Who? What's he look like?

There he is! He's all right.

No, darling. Come on, l'll get him.

VlNCENT: Lady, get to the front of the bus. The key is in the ignition.

MADDY: Okay.

VlNCENT: Come on! You gotta break it.

VlNCENT: Hurry up!

VlNCENT: Hurry up!

MADDY: Oh, my God.

-Get the key over here. -l'm gonna try to find you some help.

Help? You are our help.

No, l'm just me.

VlNCENT: The key's in the ignition.

KADEEM: Hurry up! VlNCENT: Come on!

Hurry up.

Go, go.

That's it.

Hurry up.

VlNCENT: You okay? You all right? LATONYA: My hero.

Thanks, lady.

What about him?

That boy having a crack attack. You might as well leave him alone.

-Help me. -You help yourself, lady!

-l'm telling you-- -l'm telling you we are not leaving him here!

-What's your name? -Mikey.

l'm scared, okay?

Yeah, l know, Mikey, l'm scared, too.

But l'd feel so much better if you were out here with me.


You think we're pretty?

-Yeah. So? -So... wouldn't you rather be out there with a couple of pretty girls... than in here trapped by yourself?

Mikey, we're all scared.

Now get your crack-sucking skinny ass out that window!



You gotta get noisy with these kids!

Girl, listen to me. Jump now!

Come on, get up! Let's get you out of here.

That's gas under the bus! Lady, get the hell out of there!

Take care of her. l don't want any trouble out of you.

KADEEM: What trouble?

Baby, are you in there? l need you to cut the power.

How do l say ''cut the power''?

Lightning, what do you do? You get under a tree. No shit!

You get back in the car...

'cause tyres are rubber.


What are you doing? No, wait a minute!

ELEANOR: Oh, my God!

Cut the power.

-Anybody watching these monitors? -Oh, my gosh!

Norman, it's George. He's alive.

Cut the power, baby!

Down here. Move.

Mikey, go!

ROGER: Something must be done! ELEANOR: No, you're not doing it.


Come on, baby, cut the power!

You gotta cut the power.

-That would shut down the exhaust fans. -Those fans are on a separate system.

Who the hell are you?

-Please go! Mikey, go! -Wait, lady!

Mikey, go!

Don't splash! lf you don't cut the power right now, that woman's dead.

-Go! -Jump!

Cut the goddamn power!

Cut the--

GEORGE: Yes! LATONYA: You did it.

Now, who the are you?

We met two years ago. l did a terrorist hypothetical here in '94.

Yeah, Latura. You were canned in '95.

You're back with the Emergency Medical Service?

Not exactly. How's the monoxide level?

You've got no authority to come in here!

No, but when we did the hypothetical, l've crawled through every part... and l might be of use. So how's the air? lt's changing at a rate of a million cubic feet an hour.

That's one-twentieth of normal, and it's getting worse!

NORMAN: Look at this thing.

When they glued this together, they were still fighting World War l.

Okay, anyway... here's the North tube, South tube.

The river, the riverbed, and here's the tunnel.

A rectangle set inside each tube.

What's this? l don't recognise this.

NORMAN: The sandhogs worked 36-hour shifts building this thing.

They had bunkrooms there, chapels, kitchens, everything down there.

But it was all sealed off in the renovation of '72.


Did Wilson give an estimate when he'd get to the mid-river passage?

Nothing that he can share, Kit.

We had another collapse 20 minutes ago. Mr. California got pancaked.

KlT: So what are we looking at?

We don't know the stress points in the mid-river.

We can't risk any explosives. lt's all got to be done by hand.

That's gonna take forever. lf another shaft don't give, 10, 1 2 hours, minimum.

-How long's the air gonna hold? -Three hours, max.

Here's what l think we ought to do.

We got to cork it up and seal off the survivors... from the fumes until you can dig out the mid-river passage.

Are you the Acting Chief?

-Yeah, l'm the Acting Chief. -So why don't you act?

What are you trying to do, nothing?

So you'll be held blameless in case you have to testify later on?

Don't pull that on me, Kit.

That's past history. That's got nothing to do-- l had to take a chance, now you do. l was in the same situation as you.

Now what do you do, Frank? There's nothing to think about.

Frank, it's just three hours.

You wanna go in, Kit?

Give me a clearance.

That tunnel is sealed from both ends. l mean, the mid-river here is hanging like pick-up sticks.

Now, what the hell's the way in?


MAN: This is Engine 7, ETA about five minutes.

GRACE: There are four of those.

GRACE: We can shut them down for two-and-a-half minutes.

KlT: Each? GRACE: Total.

They're revved all the way up to compensate for the damaged exhaust shaft.

When we shut them down, it'll severely cut their oxygen.

When the level gets too low, the computer automatically kicks the fans back on.

There's no override, and there's no second shutdown!

GRACE: That's a safety feature. KlT: Anything else l should know?

GRACE: There are more problems.

GRACE: You don't come out above the roadway, you come out under it.

GRACE: Norman, what's the combined force of all the fans?

-About 160 miles an hour. -Great.

KlT: Frank, where's the demo team? FRANK: On the way.

ROY: Listen up, please.

ROY: l wanna go over a couple of things.

-You got tape in that camera? -Yeah.

Get over there, start shooting.

World's gonna wanna know how we did this.

STEVEN: Are you saying you've found a way out of here?

Not yet. lf you wanna get your hopes up, go ahead.

A little hope never hurt anybody.

ROY: l will tell you this passage... which George tells me leads to the South tunnel, has some wormholes. l'm gonna go in and see if they add up to a way out.

So if you pray, pray.

And if you don't, it might be a good time to take it up.

l promise you this, though.

Miss? Right here.

ROY: All the way. ASHLEY: Okay.

ROY: You got me? ASHLEY: Yeah. l promise you this... if there is a way out, l'll find it.

ROY: Hold on to that. We're gonna make it.

ROY: l'll be back soon. LATONYA: Yes, sir, we'll be waiting!

Listen, l'm gonna make one last sweep of this tunnel... just in case he's right.

You keep trying to get somebody on the other end of this thing. Take it.


Need a refresher on that Semtex procedure?

-Set, wire, contact, run like hell. -That's pretty much it, Chief.

MADDY: Can anyone hear me? Hello. l hear you. Frank, get them.

MADDY: You can hear me?


Okay, now, talk to me. How many people are left alive down there?

There's maybe a dozen, and we're in the middle of the tunnel... and there's a man who thinks he knows the way out.

KlT: How? MADDY: A mid-river passage.

No. Listen to me.

Tell them not to go in there.

Tell them we're coming down. Can you do that?

Come in. Can you do that?


We lost them. Come on, Frank.

You got two-and-a-half minutes. The fans are timed logarithmically.

GRACE: Fan one kicks on after one minute... the remaining three in sub-15 second intervals.

GRACE: You follow me? KlT: l got it.

There's a guy down there named George Tyrell.

You tell him l want my bracelet back.

Ready to shut down.

Kit, what l did, l did for the good of the department. lt wasn't personal.

He was your brother, Frank. lt doesn't get more personal. l was angry. l'm sorry.

Don't apologise.

You make me feel like you don't think l'm coming back.

You're probably right.

KlT: Let's do it. GRACE: Norman, now!

NORMAN: Fan one down, fan two down, fan three down.

Fan four coming down.

All fans down.

Go, Latura, go.

FRANK: lt's not stopping. lt's not slowing down, Grace.

KlT: Hit the brake. GRACE: There are no brakes.

GRACE: lt's going on momentum. You've got to stop it.

Pull against it!

You got it! lt's stubborn! Pull!

MADDY: Hello.

Can you hear me?

KlT: Yeah, yeah, l hear you.

MADDY: You coming?

MADDY: How you doing? KlT: All right. l just thought you should know that... the man has gone through.

-Where? -He's....


l've seen worse.

MlKEY: We're saved.

Did you guys stop for coffee? lt's a rescue team. We're out. l can't believe it.

Where are the rest?

KlT: There is no rest. ROGER: You're joking.

MlKEY: Come on, man. ELEANOR: He can't be the only one.

There has to be some more.

KADEEM: Are some more coming, or what?

SARAH: Tell me this is not happening. ASHLEY: Are we gonna get out?

LATONYA: Man, this can't be right.

VlNCENT: Where's the team? LATONYA: He's it?

You're it?

-You are it? -Yeah, l'm it.

-You're the woman with the walkie-talkie? -You're the man on it? l thought l was clear. No one was supposed to go in there.

-lt was a lousy connection. -How many people are in there?

KADEEM: Bitch, he's talking to me. STEVEN: Who are you?

KlT: My name's Latura. Now, who's in there?

There's one man in there, and that's Roy Nord himself.

That shaft's unstable. We gotta get him.

What you up to, man? l'm in charge.

Fine. You want to be in charge, fine.

That shaft's been compromised. Anybody try to get through, it'll come down.

STEVEN: Let me bring you up to speed. lt's not safe in here, either.

We can't even breathe, man. We gotta get out of here now. l know you've been through hell, but l'm just asking you... to be patient a little bit longer and just trust me, okay?

What are we waiting for? We'll go the same way you came in.

That's not possible.

-lf you made it-- -Just give us a chance.

The fans are giving us air. Shut them down, we're dead.

That's it. That's a fact.

That won't work.

Neither will this.

-Roy's on top of it. -Roy's gonna be under it.

Now let me do what l gotta do, all right? l told you l'm in charge here. l'm in charge! You understand me?

Let him go, now.

ROY: Hello? Serena?

Serena, Roy.

ROY: Actually, no.

ROY: We ran into a little problem on the way to the airport.

ROY: Listen, before we get cut off... we need some supplies and we need them fast.

Hold the plane at Teterboro... and l'll do press in Denver.

Tell them l'll have some videotape.

No, Jonno didn't make it.

Listen, l gotta go.

Why don't you take this? Take it, man.

MADDY: The battery's dead. What's the point?

STEVEN: Don't give me any trouble. KADEEM: Trouble, man?

-We're just standing here. -l know.

We don't know if it's safe.

STEVEN: We can't just go in there. SARAH: According to who?

LATONYA: Get that out of my face, please. ASHLEY: l'm sorry. Mr. Nord told me to....

LATONYA: Where's he going?

GEORGE: Get back here!

You all heard what the man said. l heard Mr. Nord and l believe what he said.

Women and children first. That's how it's done.

You do this before, man?

-She's a child, and he needs the tape. -l've got the tape. l don't know any more than you know.

KlT: Nord?

There you are.

Nord, you're a tough man to find.

KlT: My name is Latura, with EMS. You gotta come down now.

ROY: That sounds like an order, Latura.

ROY: You wanna give me an order? Call my ''800'' number.

KlT: No, seriously....

Listen, you and l are gonna crawl out together... so why don't you just come down real slow, okay?

There's no way through. This shaft is like a house of cards. lf it collapses, they'll be mopping you up for a month. lt's not going to collapse. How do l know that?

You don't achieve what l have without an instinct... for the torque of a given situation, understand?

You think l'm gonna second-guess myself now... because of some gutless paramedic, you'd better get a reality check.

ROY: Quit wasting my time.

ROY: Send those people in here. VlNCENT: Nord.

KlT: Who's there? VlNCENT: You getting us out? l'm ready.

KlT: Stay. VlNCENT: Let me up.

KlT: Stay. Don't move, please.

Nord, hope you make it.

KlT: Get out of here, move.

ROY: l always make it, Latura.

KlT: Move it!

Keep going!

KlT: Faster!

Don't look back!

Keep going!

STEVEN: lt's caving in.

You played me, fool man. Get down.

Everyone is pulling double shifts. l don't care if some guy's wife is having a baby.

Quiet, everybody. Everybody, quiet down.

Shut up! Shut up, everybody.

The mid-river just went down.

Mr. Latura.

KlT: Easy. KADEEM: lt's all right? You a doc?

Don't talk.

Give me a scarf.

Please, l can't be going out like this, man.

l can't feel nothing. l can't go out like this.

That's right. Don't talk.

Tell my father l was helping people down here, all right? l'll find him. l'll tell your father that you were a real hero.

KADEEM: He won't....

He won't believe you.

SARAH: Christ.

God, this is too much.

KlT: Stop him! MlKEY: Get off me, let me go!

We're gonna drown!

We're not going to drown, listen to me!

You're going the wrong way.

This entire tunnel runs downhill.

The Manhattan end will be the first place to fill up.

He's right, come on, this way. lt's higher.

STEVEN: Excuse me. l don't know who you are and what you know and what you don't. l've got a 1 4-year-old and her life means more to me than anything. l want to be involved in any decisions made here, am l clear?

-That's fair enough. -Latura? l read about you. lt was in the papers. Some kind of scandal?

-What kind of scandal? -Not the kind that matters down here.

ROGER: l beg to differ, Mr. Latura.

ROGER: A scandal matters to Mrs. Trilling and myself.

ROGER: Excuse me, ma'am, what kind of scandal?

Chief of the Emergency Medical Service.

Some people got killed and he was involved, that's all l remember.

What about it, Latura? ls that true?

STEVEN: l asked you a question and l want to know the answer.

STEVEN: ls it true? ls that true?

Let's remember that he came down here to help us.

So let's stop focusing on him and focus on the problem.

She's right. l'm sorry, Mr. Latura. That was very rude.

Rude? What is this, some kind of goddamn New York country club?

-Watch your mouth. -You don't have a child down here.

STEVEN: His past will have much to do with our future.

STEVEN: We're gonna drown down here, and he's all we've got. lf l'm all you've got, why don't you meet me halfway? Fair enough?

ASHLEY: Are we gonna drown?

No. What is your name?


There's time to stop the leak before it gets high enough to worry about drowning.

-That's the good news. -What's the bad news?

This water's 38 degrees. We have to worry about hypothermia.

LATONYA: ''Hypo'' what? SARAH: Hypothermia.

Your body loses heat and shuts down.

You feel like you're getting tired but you're getting dead, right?

That's not gonna happen to us. We're gonna look out for each other.

We'll stay high and dry on this car dam over here.

So everybody get on the car dam. Come on.

Get the hell out of the water.

KlT: Let's get out of the water. STEVEN: All right. Come on.

STEVEN: lt's all right.

ROGER: Could you please help me with the dog?

ROGER: Thanks very much.

ELEANOR: Here, boy, come here.

Okay, so here we are. We're high and dry. So, what do you plan on doing? ln a situation like this, it's very important... that everybody knows exactly what's happening.

KlT: The last thing we need is any more surprises, right?

What l'm gonna try to do is collapse a section of that tube... to seal us off from the fire, and try to plug that leak.

How do you plan to do that? l have to use an explosive.

KlT: Wait, please, let me explain, please.

That's your idea down here? No wonder you got people killed. lf anyone has a better idea, now is the time to tell me. Do you?

You don't know what kind of damage this substructure's sustained.

How do you know you can contain it to one section? l don't know. l don't know anything.

The thing l know is we're not gonna make it another hour unless l shut it down.

KlT: That l do know.

KlT: What we need is someone to go to the Manhattan end... to see if we're making any progress, okay?

How about you?

No, you can't go, Daddy, please. l have a family. l don't want to leave them.

You're so good at it.

GEORGE: All right, l'll go. l know the place best anyway.

You're hired. She wants her bracelet back.


-You're George, right? -Yeah.

Grace said to tell you she wants her bracelet back.

-She told you that? -Good luck, man.

She can't keep anything to herself.

Listen, you were the one handling that live wire?

Yeah, but that was a very different thing--

-l need your help right now. -l appreciate that--

Listen, it took a lot of guts to do that.

-What's your name? -Madelyne. l really need your help, okay?

MAN: Look at this. The stress load design.

Better than we did on Brooklyn-Queens.

What do you think we're gonna do here?

-Open it up. -Open it up?

-Let's open it up. -Okay.

MS. LONDON: Still not getting a trace of them, right?

GRACE: The phone lines are down. Walkie-talkies are known to go dead.

Am l wrong to say that you don't know whether there's anyone alive to transmit?

GRACE: We saw people. MS. LONDON: Hours ago.

We'll break through from the Manhattan side.

That's the consensus of the city engineers.

-Consensus, my ass. -Who's this?

That tunnel's being held up by counterpoint pressure. l asked your name.

Why don't you forget what her name is? Listen to what she is saying.

Ms. London, if you bring in heavy equipment... and cause a pressure shift, the whole thing could implode.

MS. LONDON: That's speculation. GRACE: Maybe a little more time.

MS. LONDON: We are time poor.

That tunnel is an artery.

The city is bleeding.

You try to redirect half a million people in and out of this city... without that tunnel, you got a problem.

What're you saying? Are you saying because of the traffic problem... you're giving up on possible survivors?

Come on, man. You gotta hold off on the drill.

Look, the city engineers make the decisions.

You clean up the mess.

KlT: You're doing real good. MADDY: Real good? Try scared to death.

Maybe, but you're dealing with it.

MADDY: l think you should get someone else. This is not my speciality.

KlT: Not many people could handle that cable the way you did.

MADDY: lt's not like it had a lot of--

-lt's okay. -l can't. l know. You have a choice. lt's like the first person that ever ate a raw oyster.

-What're you talking about? -Think about it.

A person would have to be starving to death to get involved with a raw oyster.

He probably had to eat it or die. Stay with me. lt was slimy. lt smelled. lt looked like something out of a bad chest cold.

There had to be that moment of truth before he sucked it down. Stay with me.

-l'm here. -Think of that moment of truth.

''Do l really need this? Do l want this in my life?''

But he had to eat, so he dug down... and found the guts, like you did.

MADDY: ls that a compliment? KlT: Yes. Come on.

-Where you from? -La Porte, lndiana.

-What do you do? -l write. l try to get my plays produced.

-Nobody goes to the theatre anymore. -And you were going home?

Yeah. l was.

So tell me something, all right? For real. l probably won't be able to take it, but are we going to get out of here?

Madelyne, l wouldn't be down here if l didn't think so. l swear.

-Promise? -l promise. Now trust me. Come on.

MADDY: So, this explosion that we're setting... it could cause the whole thing to cave in, right?

MADDY: lt could happen. KlT: lt's better than a blowout.

A blowout? l really hate the way that sounds.

KlT: You okay? MADDY: Yeah, l'm fine.

MADDY: Go back to the blowout. Please explain. lf the water level was higher, the pressure would build... and all the air would blow right through the top.

-Like a cork? A geyser? -Yeah. lt happened to guys digging the Baltimore tunnel last year.

-What happened to them? They died, right? -Help me open this.

They died, right?

One made it. Help me out.

All right, keep a tight grip.

KlT: We're going to make it.

-You're insane! -Give me that, Madelyne.

We're hot. Go.

-Kit, what are you doing? -Go on, it's snagged.

Stay in there.

-What about you? -The hell with me. Go!

VlNCENT: He did it!

You okay?

We've really got to stop asking each other that.

FlREMAN 1 : What do you got? How big was it?

FlREMAN 2: 3.3, that's a hell of a bang, sir.


GEORGE: l heard a machine! l think they're going to try to dig us out through the Manhattan end.

KlT: No. MADDY: What?

MADDY: They're digging. What's wrong?

Digging can shift pressure and bring the place down.

They're not thinking about the pressure.

Or maybe they are. And they think we're dead.

Latura, they're coming!


Oh, no.

KlT: Hold on, big man, hold on.

GEORGE: l can't move.

Can you feel your body? George, can you feel your body? l can't feel my body.

KlT: Okay, hold on, big man! GEORGE: Am l okay?

Am l okay?

This'll keep you alive. Breathe through this, George.

Breathe, come on. Steady breaths.

Don't let it beat you.

Come on, George. Breathe. ln and out. ln! Come on, George! Come on.


Breathe, please.

Leverage. We need leverage. Get that truck up.

ELEANOR: We're coming.

KlT: All right, got it? Take it. SARAH: l'll take it.

KlT: Come on, move.

ROGER: Take that.

We're with you. We're right here, George.

KlT: That's it, you got it.

George can't hear 'cause the water's going.

MADDY: Stay with us, George.

Oh, my God, he's going under.

ROGER: Keep them coming.

-He's going under. Get it off him! -All right.

-Okay, let me know when. -Okay.

One, two, three.

LATONYA: We got him. SARAH: He's out.

STEVEN: Okay, come on.

Get the planks out of here.

Here it comes.

MADDY: Bring it down, come on.

MADDY: All right, get it over here.

Everybody get ready to lift him on the count of three. Ready?

KlT: One, two, three.

MlKEY: Keep moving, it's gonna be over. ELEANOR: We need somebody up here.

SARAH: We've got to get him up.

You're doing great, all right?

Together we can do it. We can do anything.

Ready? All right? One, two, three. Lift.

Why George? Why not some piece of trash?

Why is it always the good people?

NORMAN: l can't answer that.

There's hope, and you've just got to believe it. l think some people are gonna make it out of there.

And George is gonna be one.

Yeah, we got to think that.

Yeah, we do.

ELEANOR: lt'll be all right, George.

ELEANOR: Keep calm, we're here with you.

MADDY: How'd you get fired?

Long story, l wouldn't worry about it.

She said she read you got people killed.

She's right.

She mention it was a building collapse in South Bronx?

MADDY: No, she said-- KlT: And that we were the first ones there?


And some of the guys said, ''Forget it. They're probably dead anyway''?

Or read the part where l said that we were going in?

Or mention that l was wrong?

That a gas main blew on the way out? Three men died?

My friend's brother was one of them?

Did she mention the press, the inquiry, the funerals?

You're a writer, you can fill out the rest, can't you?

So you never had a way out of here, did you?


What's that? What's the noise?

GEORGE: What's going on?

ELEANOR: What does that mean, Mr. Latura?

STEVEN: What's going on? What's happening here?

MlKEY: The water wasn't that high last time l looked.

The water must be coming back in from somewhere.

-l thought you stopped it. -l slowed it down. Nothing can stop it.

SARAH: What you're saying is nothing can save us.

You asked us to trust you and we did. For what?

To die a slow death in here?

ELEANOR: ls that true? Are there no options?

KlT: There's always a chance. SARAH: Don't lie like that.

Since you're already in hell, l guess it's not a problem.

ROGER: Let him talk.

We've heard enough talk. We don't need any more speeches.

VlNCENT: That's bullshit. She's speaking for herself.

ELEANOR: We're still alive. LATONYA: lt ain't over.

SARAH: Very over. You wanna kid yourself? Do it.

False hope and now no hope. You've given us both.

Thanks for nothing. l can't stand this shit.

-What's Plan B, Kit? -There's no plan.

-We're with you. -We can try taking down another section.

We could build another dam if we all pitched in.

We can beat it. l could go check the Manhattan end. l think l could do it. Let me try.

ASHLEY: Can you get us out of here? l'm really sorry about what my mom said. Just please try and get us out of here.

ASHLEY: Please.

-l need your help, George. -Yeah.

The bunkrooms off the tunnels, is there a way in?

-l don't know. -George, l know you're hurt, but think.

Bassett said the sandhogs had bunkrooms down here for long shifts.

Maybe there's a trapdoor, a hatch, a ladder, something.

-There's a booth. -Booth? Where?

Booth 3.

GEORGE: At the New Jersey end. Booth 3.

Steven, keep everybody together until l get back.

George, thanks.

LATONYA: Come on, you stay with us.

Did you ever have a dog?

My mom's liked everything in the world except two things: dogs and me.

She was probably bit once. l know l was.

VlNCENT: So, Ashley, where do you live?

ASHLEY: We're from Maryland. VlNCENT: Maryland's nice.

Listen, if we don't die in here... l was wondering if maybe l could give you a call?

MlKEY: ...if he thinks he's being attacked.

Why don't you go ahead and pet him?

We've had him for over 10 years.

-That's a long time. -Yeah, it is.

Do you have any children?

Our son, Jonathan, he went trekking in Nepal.

He caught some kind of fever. Nothing could be done, they said.

We lost him.

MADDY: l'm so sorry. l didn't-- ELEANOR: No.

Ever since Jonathan died...

Cooper's all l have left. l guess l spoil him.

-You understand? -Yeah.

lt's Kit. Everybody, Kit.

l found some dry ground.

There's always a chance.

ASHLEY: Why don't we take George now?

STEVEN: We've got to check out Booth 3, then go back and get him. Keep moving.

KlT: George, hi.

My neck's broken, isn't it?

You find the room?

lt's through this underwater passage. lt's very difficult. l think that with a little bit of luck we could....

Christ, l don't know what to think. l do. You just have to leave me.

No, that's stupid.

We can make it.

GEORGE: Not with a broken neck. KlT: Yes, George. l just need some time to figure it out.

Take the bracelet for me.

Please? lt's in my pocket.

-My right pocket. -George, don't quit on me.

-Take it, please. -Don't quit on me.

-Take it, please? -No.

Take it!


Please give me that much respect.

GEORGE: Jesus, there's just so much l wish l'd done. l never had me a nice car.

Never had any kids. l finally meet a woman l love... l didn't even get the chance to tell her that l love her.

GEORGE: You think she knows? KlT: Yes.

GEORGE: You think so? KlT: She knows. l'm sure she does.

That's good.

Get them to daylight.

Don't let them die in this place. Hear?

Tell them l'm gone.

You've done all you could do.

You know it, and l know it.

KlT: l'm very sorry.

l love you, Grace.

l'm sorry.

-What does that mean? -l don't know, Ellie. The structure's shifting.

What about George?

George didn't make it.


KlT: l know everybody is freezing... but we have to make a short swim underwater.

Underwater? l'm not so sure that l can do this.

Look, if l can do it, you can do it.

Everybody take three deep breaths and go.

We can do this.

Come on, baby.

ASHLEY: l can't do this!

One, two, three.

KlT: Come on, keep going. Get up there.

Three. Yes.

ROGER: l'm right behind you, Eleanor.

STEVEN: Yes. Go!

ROGER: Here we go, boy.

Quick, get her out of the water. Help her out.

KlT: Go ahead. Take her up.

Everybody stay together.

All right. Everybody stay together.

Use each other's body heat. Fight the cold.

Stay warm. Stay in groups.

Don't stay alone. Okay? Stay in groups.

-What do we do now, Kit? -We don't do nothing.

KlT: We just sit here and wait and pray they get here.

VlNCENT: Wait? That's it?

-There's nothing we can do? -You did what you could.

You did great.

-Fight the cold. -l'm trying.

Just fight it.

ELEANOR: Where's Cooper?

lt broke. l couldn't hold him. l tried.

My God! l can't lose him!

Ellie! No. lt was Jonathan's dog.

Look, Eleanor. Listen to me.

We can't bring them back. They're both gone.

We can't change that.

We've got to help each other let them go.

Don't let's fight.

Hold me.

Jesus! They're going to save us to death.

MlKEY: My God!

Get back.

STEVEN: Come on, Sarah. SARAH: l'm not leaving.

KlT: Move. Move!

l don't wanna die like this!

lt's okay, Latonya. l'm coming.

l hate them. l don't want to go like this!

MADDY: l'm here.

They can't hurt you, okay? They're just shit with feet.

-What? -Shit with feet. Can you say that?

MADDY: Don't look down.

VlNCENT: Watch out! MlKEY: All right!

They know a way out.

Steven, help me get this thing off the wall!

KlT: There's a room. There's another room.

Not now! Give me some tools. Find anything you can. Come on.

STEVEN: Let's try to pop these rivets.


l thought she was resting. l'm sorry.

We got to get out of here.

There's no way she wanted you to die down here, too.

-Roger, she wants you to live. -l'm not going to leave her!


lf you're staying, l'm staying. l'm not leaving anybody behind again.

Roger, come on.

Come on, get up. We're not leaving you.

MlKEY: We got to go. Come on, get up.

STEVEN: The water's getting higher. Let's go!

ASHLEY: l see them, right there, the rats. At the top of the stairs.

ASHLEY: Kit, they're going up the stairs. There's something at the top of the stairs.

KlT: All right, let's go.

KlT: All right, go. Up the stairs. STEVEN: Come on, Madelyne, up.

STEVEN: Kit. l got you.

STEVEN: Hold on!

STEVEN: All right. Go!

Kit, l've got a way out.

VlNCENT: Everybody up here.

VlNCENT: lt looks like some kind of unfinished sewer system.

LATONYA: My God, it's the lady's dog.

ROGER: Cooper! l've got to get him. KlT: No.

VlNCENT: lt's just a dog. MlKEY: Shut up!

VlNCENT: What's the matter with you?

VlNCENT: l don't believe it. There's a way out! Would you forget it?

VlNCENT: Leave the stupid dog.

MlKEY: Shut the hell up, Vincent.

SARAH: l don't believe it.


KlT: Keep going. ASHLEY: Not without you.

Forget about me. There's no time.

No, we'll make time.

Steven, do something.

STEVEN: Pull it! Damn!

MlKEY: Roger, there's nothing to throw. We can't find anything!

MlKEY: Hold on. KlT: This place is coming apart.

-You wouldn't leave us! -l would leave you! l left George! l left him to die! Get out!

Take this. Here.

Come on.

No! Don't do it!

Madelyne, no.

lt's collapsing.

My God!

Why didn't you leave? What the hell did you do?

STEVEN: Get a hold of something!

Go, Steven. You got to keep going.

What the hell are you talking about?

MADDY: You can't leave us! KlT: They've got to leave.

Steven! Mikey! There's got to be another way!

MlKEY: We can't find anything. MADDY: Look for something.

There must be something else.

STEVEN: Can you make it?

There's no way out.

You can't reach us. That's home up there.

LATONYA: What do we do?

Ashley, flashlight!

No, Steven! Don't leave me!

Go! You heard me! Everybody out!

We got to go. l didn't leave you, Mikey! l'll die!

STEVEN: Go! Watch your head!

STEVEN: Come on, keep going.

We're not going to get out of here, are we?

Come on.

MADDY: Kit, l can't.

-What's that? -Fuses.

We've got to go back to where we started.

No, Kit, it's too far.

Anything l can do, you can do.

Here. Hold this.

KlT: We got to try it.

MADDY: What?

A blowout.

MADDY: A blowout? KlT: We got to do it! Come on!

We're going to try a blowout. Come on.

Where are we going?

KlT: Got to get up to the ceiling and blast out the mud.

KlT: lf it works, the pressure will take us right to the top.

NORMAN: Why don't you leave your car here? l'll drive you home.

ALL: Anybody in there? Get us out of here!

NORMAN: Oh, my God!

MEDlC 1 : Come on.

MEDlC 2: Take it easy.

MlKEY: Roger, we did it. Come on, we made it.

MEDlC 1 : Come on, it's okay. Good dog.

MEDlC 3: All right. Come on, we got you.

MEDlC 4: That's everybody. Everybody's out.

MEDlC 1 : Sure there's nobody else down there?

MEDlC 3: Hole's filling up with water.

MEDlC 4: Everybody's out.

MEDlC 1 : Nobody else? STEVEN: Leave me alone.

l'm okay. l'm all right.

-Get out-- -No, Daddy, it's okay.

We're okay.

KlT: Come on.

MADDY: l'm gonna sit over here.

MADDY: l don't even care.

MADDY: l feel so tired.

KlT: You got to fight it. l never thought l'd end up like this.

You weren't supposed to.

l always thought l'd die old.

Keep trying, you piece of shit!

KlT: How many chances do you need?

You killed everybody else, but you know what?

You should've killed me.

'Cause l found your heart. l found your heart, and l'll blow it out of your body.

We got to go.

KlT: Give me your arm, Madelyne.

You never would've left us, would you?


lt worked.

We're gonna be okay.

MEDlC 1 : All right, easy.

MEDlC 2: Clear a path. Come on.

MEDlC 3: We have a wheelchair for you. MADDY: lt's all right, l'll walk.

MEDlC 3: Let's go.

MEDlC 3: All right.

MEDlC 3: You're doing fine.


MEDlC 2: All right, come on. Let's get him out of here.

MEDlC 2: Come on, let's go.

Since we're both going to the hospital, l want to ride with you.

Don't you have something better to do?

Considering l'm homeless and broke and car-less... and l'm not looking my best, l think l'll ride with you.

-One condition. -What's that?

We got to take the bridge.