STARRING: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Ross Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas, Philip Anglim, Lilia Skala, Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle, Rebecca De Mornay, Kevin Costner

1983, 120 Minutes, Directed by: Lynne Littman

Description: An unexpected nuclear strike has occurred and no one knows who did it or why it happened. With her husband away on business, and now unable to be reached, Carol Weatherly must remain strong for the sake of her children. Things take a turn for the worse once food and other supplies become scarce.

Very understated drama about the aftermath of a nuclear war. This film is the direct opposite of The Day After and has no flashy special effects - no explosions, scenes of mass devastation and so on.

Instead the focus is on an American suburban family which has to contend with the inevitable effects of World War III. If you think that the survivors are all going to inherit a Mad Max kind of world, think again! There are no survivors and this film brings this uncomfortable truth across admirably.

Originally made for American television.


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