The Day After



In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

  1. Nicholas Meyer


  2. Edward Hume


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Dr. Russell Oakes

  2. John Cullum

    John Cullum

    Jim Dahlberg

  3. JoBeth Williams

    JoBeth Williams

    Nurse Nancy Bauer

  4. Steve Guttenberg

    Steve Guttenberg

    Stephen Klein

  5. John Lithgow

    John Lithgow

    Joe Huxley

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The Day After
The Day After



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 20, 1983


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget -

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