The Day After (1983)

Genres - Drama, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film, Ensemble Film, Sci-Fi Disaster Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

A peaceful Midwestern city attempts to recover after it is destroyed by a nuclear missile strike in this powerful and deeply disturbing testament to the folly of pro-military hawks who believed that annihilation was a justifiable means of attaining power and control. The Day After originally aired on network television. At the end of the broadcast, many stations offered teams of counselors staffing 800 telephone numbers to help distraught viewers calm down.



nuclear-holocaust, survivor, war, doctor, hospital, post-nuclear-holocaust, aftermath, fallout [nuclear], radiation-poisoning, world-destruction


High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance