Television Event

By Jeff Daniels


A por­tray­al of the dra­mat­ic cli­max of the Cold War through the lens of a com­mer­cial tele­vi­sion net­work, as it nar­row­ly suc­ceeds in pro­duc­ing the most watched, most con­tro­ver­sial made-for-TV movie, Nicholas Meyer’s The Day After (1983), a fic­tion­al account of the effects of a nuclear attack on the USA. It reveals how a com­mer­cial broad­cast­er made an emo­tion­al con­nec­tion with an audi­ence of over 100 mil­lion and forced an urgent con­ver­sa­tion with the US Pres­i­dent who then changed his rhetoric on a “winnable” nuclear war.


In Eng­lish with French subtitles 

By : Jeff Daniels
Year : 2020
Duration : 1h30
With : Nicholas Meyer, Ted Koppel, Stephanie Austin, Ellen Anthony, Stu Samuels, Robert A. Papazian
Nationality : Australia & USA

Pro­duc­tion : Jeff Daniels & Aman­da Spain

Cin­e­matog­ra­phy : Nick Hig­gins

Edit­ing : Eileen Mey­er & Aaron Wickenden

Music : T. Grif­fin

Pro­duc­tion : Com­mon Room Productions

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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 20:  Walt Disney Television via Getty Images TV MOVIE -
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 20: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images TV MOVIE - "The Day After" - 11/20/83, A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas., (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

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