Rob Cohen (1996)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This is an involving tale about a group of motorists who become trapped in a New York tunnel under the Hudson River following a freak accident. Director Rob Cohen's classy contribution to the 1990s disaster movie resurgence is less reliant on slick visual effects than most, and Sylvester Stallone displays more vulnerability than expected as the determined leader of an escape party. Yet Cohen's orchestration of the requisite action scenes (including the early, eye-popping tunnel destruction) is impressive. Although by no means a genre classic, this provides enough solid entertainment to offset its overfamiliar storyline.


A devastating explosion in the New Jersey Tunnel causes a horrific pile-up, trapping a group of motorists underground. A former emergency worker witnesses the blast and heads in to guide the handful of survivors to safety before the waters of the Hudson river above them break through and flood the tunnel. Disaster movie, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya and Claire Bloom.

Cast & Crew

Kit Latura Sylvester Stallone
Madelyne Thompson Amy Brenneman
Roy Nord Viggo Mortensen
Frank Kraft Dan Hedaya
Eleanor Trilling Claire Bloom
Steven Crighton Jay O Sanders
Sarah Crighton Karen Young
Vincent Sage Stallone
Director Rob Cohen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray