Originally procduced for the PBS series American Playhouse. After filming it was released as a theatrical picture instead. Becuase of this move, the actors demanded and later received a raise in salary.
Jane Alexander was nominated for an Academy and Golden Globe award for best actress.
Testament was one of the few films that came out during the 80's that dealt with the Nuclear War scenario seriously. Jane Alexander stars as the matriarch of your typical middle class family. One day when the father (Bill Devane) is on a business trip, life as we know it was ended when the missiles were launched. Who or what caused this holocaust was never explained. But the only that thing that matters now is survival and trying to keep the family together. What tragic world lies ahead for the … more