TV Movie | TV-PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi
The original title for the movie was "Silence in Heaven", which Meyer preferred to the title ABC selected, "The Day After".
Airman Billy McCoy:
Where you going?
Man from Leeton: Holden.
Airman Billy McCoy: Oh, yeah? How come?
Man from Leeton: P-People there.
Airman Billy McCoy: How do you know?
Man from Leeton: Man with a C.B. back in Leeton.
Airman Billy McCoy: You from Leeton? How's Sedalia?
Airman Billy McCoy: I said, how's Sedalia?
Man from Leeton: There ain't no Sedalia. No Greenridge. No Windsor. No nothin'.
In the opening scenes where Billy McCoy and his counterparts are discussing their upcoming plans while riding a helicopter to the base, the helicopter's shadow can be seen on the trees below. The shadow is that of a Bell 206 Jet Ranger, but when the camera cuts to an outside shot of the helicopter, it is actually a Bell UH-1N Huey.
[After movie has ended, before end credits.] The catastrophic events you have just witnessed are, in all likelihood, less severe than the destruction that would actually occur in the event of a full nuclear strike against the United States. It is hoped that the images of this film will inspire the nations of this earth, their peoples, and leaders to find the means to avert that fateful day.
The German EuroVideo DVD runs 115 min.
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