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The Day After -- The military sets up a perimeter around Moscow using electric fencing, trapping everyone left in the city.
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The Day After -- On the season finale, Radomsky reveals that the original intent of the experiment was to create a perfect, disease-free society. In the less than perfect reality they now face, the group has one last burden to bear before being released.


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Release Date:
20 November 1983 (USA) See more »
The day before. The day of. The Day After. See more »
A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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YIKES!!! See more (153 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jason Robards ... Dr. Russell Oakes

JoBeth Williams ... Nurse Nancy Bauer

Steve Guttenberg ... Stephen Klein (as Steven Guttenberg)

John Cullum ... Jim Dahlberg

John Lithgow ... Joe Huxley

Bibi Besch ... Eve Dahlberg
Lori Lethin ... Denise Dahlberg

Amy Madigan ... Alison Ransom

Jeff East ... Bruce Gallatin

Georgann Johnson ... Helen Oakes

William Allen Young ... Airman Billy McCoy
Calvin Jung ... Dr. Sam Hachiya

Lin McCarthy ... Dr. Austin

Dennis Lipscomb ... Reverend Walker
Clayton Day ... Dennis Hendry
Doug Scott ... Danny Dahlberg
Ellen Anthony ... Joleen Dahlberg
Kyle Aletter ... Marilyn Oakes
Alston Ahern ... Cynthia (as Alston Ahearn)
William Allyn ... Professor
Antonie Becker ... Ellen Hendry
Pamela Brown ... Nurse
Jonathan Estrin ... Julian French

Stephen Furst ... Aldo

Arliss Howard ... Tom Cooper
Rosanna Huffman ... Dr. Wallenberg
Barbara Harris ... Cleo Mackey (as Barbara Iley)

Madison Mason ... TV Host
Bob Meister ... Cody
Vahan Moosekian ... Mack
George Petrie ... Dr. Landowska
Glenn Robards ... Barber #2
Tom Spratley ... Barber #1
Stan Wilson ... Vinnie Conrad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Arthur Ashe ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Desiree Boschetti ... Blind Girl (uncredited)

Harry Bugin ... Man at phone (uncredited)
Darrell Everson ... Burn victim (uncredited)
Herk Harvey ... Farmer Jenkins (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Detective (uncredited)

David Kaufman ... Boy in Barn (uncredited)

Wayne Knight ... Man in Hospital (uncredited)
George Mason Kuhn ... The Mayor of Lawrence (uncredited)

David Kulwin ... Burn Victim (uncredited)

John Lafayette ... Radiologist (uncredited)

Randy Lowell ... Extra (uncredited)
Terry M. Moore ... Dead Boy by Statue (uncredited)
Luci-Lynn Norris ... Survivor (uncredited)
Charles Oldfather ... Farmer (uncredited)

C. Wayne Owens ... Man with Radio (uncredited)
David Rodwell ... Extra (uncredited)

Alex Van ... Guard #1 (uncredited)
Charles Whitman ... Kelton (uncredited)
David Yonally ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Meyer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Hume 

Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... associate producer
Robert Papazian .... producer
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
William Paul Dornisch 
Robert Florio 
Casting by
Hank McCann 
Production Design by
Peter Wooley 
Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Good 
Makeup Department
Judy Crown .... hair stylist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist
Dorothea Long .... head hair stylist
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... assistant director
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... second unit director
Art Department
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Courcier .... sound editor
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
David R. Elliott .... sound editor
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
Charles T. Knight .... sound mixer
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer .... sound editor
Joe Melody .... sound editor (as Joseph Melody)
Troy Porter .... sound recordist
Catherine Shorr .... sound editor
Richard Shorr .... sound editor
Jill Taggart .... adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert Blalack .... special visual effects
Chris Regan .... optical supervisor
Chris Regan .... visual effects
Jay Riddle .... visual effects coordinator
Christopher Dusendschon .... cloud tank cinematography: PRAXIS FILMWORKS (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... high speed miniature cinematography: PRAXIS FILMWORKS (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical compositor: PRAXIS FILMWORKS (uncredited)
Dion Hatch .... animation cameraman: Movie Magic (uncredited)
Mark Madel .... electronics design (uncredited)
Mark Madel .... motion control software (uncredited)
Debbi A. Davison .... stunt performer
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera: additional photography (as John Burnett)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Flores .... costumes: men
Music Department
Roy Prendergast .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Angela Morley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Gene Clinesmith .... transportation coordinator
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Other crew
Steve Dayan .... location manager
Arthur Kanegis .... research by
Tom Lackey .... location scout
Janna Wong Healy .... assistant to Mr. Meyer
Eric Fladung .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
127 min | USA:120 min (TV)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

ABC set up special 1-800 hotlines to calm people down during and after the original airing.See more »
Errors in geography: When the missiles are being launched from the Kansas base, there are mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Kansas.See more »
Stephen Klein:[to Denise] You can't see it... you can't feel it... and you can't taste it. But it's here, right now, all around us! It's goin' through you like an X-ray! Right into your cells! What do you think killed all these animals?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Final Sanction (1990)See more »


Is this any relation to the recent blockbuster, 'The Day After Tomorrow?'
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45 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
YIKES!!!, 13 July 2001
Author: mattkratz ( from Richardson, TX

This movie can never be outdated. One of the two scariest non-horror movies I have seen (deliverance is the other), this movie portrays a realistic (if to a lesser degree) of what could happen if there ever were a nuclear attack. Gosh, did it ever scare me! It made me think, too. I still rank is as an excellent film, even though it has been so long since I saw it.

*** out of ****

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