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Director:
Writer:
Edward Hume (written by)
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Release Date:
20 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The day before. The day of. The Day After. See more »
Plot:
A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
The Day After: One Last Glance at the Emmys
 (From IMDb Television Blog. 21 September 2009, 6:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
YIKES!!! See more (156 total) »

Cast

  (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
Edward Hume (written by)

Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... associate producer
Robert Papazian .... producer (as Robert A. Papazian)
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Paul Dornisch 
Robert Florio 
 
Casting by
Ross Brown 
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 .... hair stylist
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer (as Mike Westmore)
 
Production Management
Hal Galli .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elie Cohn .... first assistant director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... second assistant director
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... second unit director
Scott Thaler .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Lavar Emert .... property master
Joseph G. Pacelli Jr. .... set designer (as Joe Pacelli)
Mort Zwicker .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
Charles T. Knight .... production sound (as Charlie Knight)
Frank Serafine .... sound designer
Jill Taggart .... loop editor
Christopher T. Welch .... sound editor
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Brian Courcier .... sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Dillon .... sound editor (uncredited)
David R. Elliott .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Michael Hilkene .... sound editor (uncredited)
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Joseph A. Mayer .... sound editor (uncredited)
Joe Melody .... sound editor (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Catherine Shorr .... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard Shorr .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jill Taggart .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Blalack .... special effects
Bob Dawson .... special effects (as Robert Dawson)
 
Visual Effects by
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)
Chris Regan .... optical supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Regan .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jay Riddle .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator
Debbi A. Davison .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Romolo Acquistapace .... gaffer (as Ro Acquistapace)
Gene Griffith .... key grip
Neil Roach .... director of photography: second unit
Dean Williams .... still photographer
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera: additional photography (uncredited)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mary West .... casting associate
Jack Wright .... extras casting: Kansas
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dianne Cohoon .... costumer: women
Bill Flores .... costumes: men
John S. Perry .... costume supervisor (as John Perry)
 
Editorial Department
Janet Bartels-Vandagriff .... assistant editor (as Janet Bartels)
Sharon Burke .... assistant editor
Barbara Palmer Dixon .... additional editor
Paul Dixon .... editor: film
Walton Dornisch .... assistant editor
David McCann .... post production supervisor
 
Music Department
Virgil Thomson .... music from 'The River' by
Angela Morley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roy Prendergast .... music editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gene Clinesmith .... transportation coordinator
Linda Cipperley .... transportation (uncredited)
Hugh Kelly .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor
Steve Dayan .... location manager (as Steve A. Dayan)
Penelope Gottlieb .... titles
Timothy J. Hayes .... research advisor (as Timothy J. Hayes M.D.)
Andree Juviler .... location manager
Eric Fladung .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arthur Kanegis .... research by (uncredited)
Tom Lackey .... location scout (uncredited)
Janna Wong Healy .... assistant to Mr. Meyer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
127 min | USA:120 min (TV)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A firestorm of controversy erupted before the film even aired over the issue of who attacked first: the U.S.S.R. or the United States. Nicholas Meyer wanted the answer to remain ambiguous so as to focus on the horrors of nuclear destruction, rather than to create an "good versus evil" mentality; rather the evil of the film should remain nuclear weapons in general as opposed to one government over another.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As Jim Dahlberg helps his daughter, Denise, lie down on the cart, a fly crawls on his hat. The fly should be dead from radiation exposure.See more »
Quotes:
Airman Billy McCoy:Where you going?
Man from Leeton:Holden.
Airman Billy McCoy:Oh, yeah? How come?
Man from Leeton:P-People there.
Airman Billy McCoy:How do you know?
Man from Leeton:Man with a C.B. back in Leeton.
Airman Billy McCoy:You from Leeton? How's Sedalia?
[the man doesn't respond]
Airman Billy McCoy:I said, how's Sedalia?
Man from Leeton:There ain't no Sedalia. No Greenridge. No Windsor. No nothin'.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Final Sanction (1990)See more »

FAQ

Is this any relation to the recent blockbuster, 'The Day After Tomorrow?'
How many different versions do exist of this movie?
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45 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
YIKES!!!, 13 July 2001
Author: mattkratz (themattk@hotmail.com) 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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