Reportedly 100 Million people tuned into The Day After when it debuted in 1983 and many had they're lives changed by it. This tale of escalating nuclear tensions plays like a horror movie perfectly and touched many with it's very real horrors. We see our characters, get to know them, bond with them, see they're lives and care about them all the while a ticking clock looms. Russia is getting belligerent, now they're getting nasty, they just invaded Germany....what … more
Nuclear tensions between East and West snowball to a head and the bombs drop as we see the lives of people in rural Kansas transform in the aftermath. Heady, heavy and only pulls it's punches in the sense of the closing captions this movie leaves behind. Must be seen.
The Day After is one of the biggest made-for-T.V. movies to ever hit the small screen in the United States. This softened view of the aftermath of a thermonuclear conflict caused alarm and panic in the U.S. during the early 80's. After this film was aired many people finally realized the true horror of a nuclear war (albeit a tamed, sanitized view). No matter what this movie is entertaining and a perfect way to rattle the nerves of the uninitiated. Nicolas Meyer used what he had to create a very … more