The Day After

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The Day After
Genre Science fiction
Postapocalyptic
Distributed by ABC
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Produced by Stephanie Austin (associate producer)
Robert Papazian (producer)
Written by Edward Hume
Starring Jason Robards
JoBeth Williams
Steve Guttenberg
John Cullum
John Lithgow
Amy Madigan
Music by David Raksin
Virgil Thomson
Cinematography Gayne Rescher
Editing by William Paul Dornisch
Robert Florio
Production company ABC Circle Films
Country United States
Language English
Original channel ABC
Release date November 20, 1983
Running time 126 minutes

The Day After is an American television movie. It was first shown on ABC on November 20, 1983. Over 100 million people watched the movie when it was first shown.[1] When it was first shown, it caused a lot of controversy and discussion due to what it was about and what it showed.

The movie is about a fictional nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. It follows several citizens and the people they see after a nuclear attack on Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.

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