Mid-Day Movie Time: The Day After

Submitted by: TheGuySmiley 4 years ago Entertainment

The graphic & disturbing drama/sci-fi film about the effects of a nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of Kansas.
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Male 36,344
Thanks for the answer @Goddamndevil ;-)
Curiosity + Cat = ACK!

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Male 186
Graduated from KU in 1984 and was in several crowd scenes. I had a line but it was cut.
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Male 17,512
Charles Holden`s Design for a 40 Megawatt power plant.
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Male 17,512
5Cats: Yes, it was an anti-nuclear propaganda film, but not just against bombs. It`s part of the reason we don`t have more nuclear power plants in America.

What infuriates me are the `Green` eco-nuts that demand we stop burning coal and stop using crude oil, but also get their panties in a twist over building clean nuclear power plants.

Wind, Solar and Hydro power can`t ever reliably meet our current power needs, let alone allow for the growth we will soon need for more electricity.

I`ve linked to and posted information about the thorium fuel cycle and it`s promise of cheap, reliable, safe and low-radiation power. We already have the technology to build them, no big scary looking cooling towers will be needed, neither will there be a need for huge containment vessels. Thorium is cheap and plentiful and the `waste` has a short half-life and is not dangerous.
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Male 646
Powerful film.
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Female 373
@Arcval yes very relevant, I remember as a kid seeing The Day After thinking it was a little depressing, then I saw threads, and was like damn that was hard core, for a 12 year old anyway.
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Male 108
I rember this when i was little. I could not sleep for weeks after
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Male 165
@5Cats, youre right , it was meant to scare you into an anti nuclear opinion,,they showed it in our chemistry class under the guise of a lesson on fission....LOL

(A lot of places wont allow a second "d" as in Goddamndevil, but they will allow Godamndevil..go figure. I do like the "man" alternative.)
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Male 36,344
Like @CrakrJak said: it`s purpose was to scare people into hating all things "nuclear". Remember that the "anti-nuclear" campaign against cruise missiles and stuff was very common back then.
It`s just sad that people are SO STUPID they equate nuclear bombs with nuclear power, and now we have wars over oil! Yay!

I watched this way back then on TV, it was OK but purely fictional, not "super realistic" like the hype was claiming.

Perhaps I`ll watch it again, and "Threads" thanks@Godamndevil!
Go-damn-devil? God-MAN-Devil (with a typo in "man")??
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Male 303
Threads is so much more hardcore than this.
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Male 884
Godamndevil I had forgotten just how bad this is.
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Male 13,624
Godamndevil
Crap, I remember watching that when I was 13.
My dad allowed me to stop up and watch it.
Scared the pooe outta me
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Male 1,364
@Godamndevil

disturbing
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Male 165
This is the one I remember having to watch..

Threads
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Male 2,578
They made us watch this in MIddle School.
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Male 17,512
Even when this movie was made it was inaccurate and full of holes. It was made to scare people and it did. Today it`s not even as scary as an episode of `The Walking Dead`.
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Female 913
I remember this movie. I was like 13 years old but it scared the living poo out of me! Another one that came out during that time was called Testament. Again, scared pooless!
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Male 554
thanks i`ve been trying to view this...
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Male 1,243
Link: Mid-Day Movie Time: The Day After [Rate Link] - The graphic & disturbing drama/sci-fi film about the effects of a nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of Kansas.
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