The Day After

TitleThe Day After
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsMeyer, Nicholas
Running Time127 min
Date Released11/1983
DistributorABC Motion Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Everyday people in the American heartland experience the fallout of mutual assured destruction in this bleak Cold War film. Total nuclear war ensues after the United States and the Soviet Union clash in East and West Berlin. Residents and visitors in and around Lawrence, Kansas struggle to survive physically and emotionally from its toxic effects on their bodies, society, military, and government systems. 


Jason Robards

JoBeth Williams

Steve Guttenberg

John Cullum

John Lithgow

Amy Madigan


Produced by Stephanie Austin (associate producer) and Robert Papazian (producer)

Directed by Nicholas Meyer

Written by Edward Hume

Music by David Raksin and Virgil Thomson

Cinematography by Gayne Rescher

Editing by William Paul Dornisch and Robert Florio


Drama, Sci-Fi, Postapocalyptic

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