The Day After
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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. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a classic, and important tv movie"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"[T]he most realistic depiction of nuclear war ever created for family consumption, they told us. No, scratch that: ABC hyped that, preying on our anxieties..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"An unforgettable and highly moving experience. I guarantee you - you won't forget it. * * * * stars"
‑ Clint Morris, Mediasharx
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