The Day After
The Day After (1983)

A peaceful Midwestern city attempts to recover after it is destroyed by a nuclear missile strike. This powerful made-for-TV movie is a deeply disturbing testament to the folly of pro-military hawks who believed that annihilation was a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 20, 1983
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

a classic, and important tv movie

MaryAnn Johanson
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[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...

Clint Morris

An unforgettable and highly moving experience. I guarantee you - you won't forget it. * * * * stars

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Kevin M. Williams
Seven years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, when Cold War international tensions were still high, network television (remember network television?)… More
Leigh Ryan
Boring. Yet I was compelled to watch... weird.
Aj V
A very scary, powerful, depressing movie. It makes me wish for a quick painless death in the event of nuclear war when it comes. For a TV movie, this has the… More
Daniel Hetteix
Focusing on the stories of Middle-American families in the aftermath of a Nuclear attack, this film follows a long heritage of films depicting the effects of… More
Lucas Martins
This disaster nuclear classic, could be in some scenes boring, but The Day After still a shocking, provacative and moving, anti war masterpiece.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Shocking and depressing. Watching this makes you want to get rid of all nuclear weapons in the world. The scenes of everybody frying instantly were haunting.