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The Day After

4 Ratings: 3.0
A 1983 made-for-TV movie about Nuclear War.

The ABC made-for-television picture about the results of a nuclear strike upon the United States.  

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: 1983
MPAA Rating: Unrated
3 reviews about The Day After
review by . October 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Any man left on the Rio Grande........can have this world for all that I care.
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 …
Quick Tip by . October 17, 2011
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.
review by . May 16, 2009
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 …
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