The Day After

Movie • 1983 • Drama  

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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.
This movie contains 23 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Jacob Scheppa
A family dog dies from starvation/radiation poisoning as the family doesn't have enough supplies to feed the dog and leaves him outside of their shelter.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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xxarrio
A dead horse is shown, however it is not bloodied.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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MVOverchurch
Corpses of farm animals are seen, covered in radioactive dust.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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ladyhaymaker
Yes, the family dog is heard barking upstairs while one family is sheltering in the basement. The daughter says they forgot him and the dad says they had to leave him because of lack of food and water. Corpse shown later when someone leaves the basement.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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ladyhaymaker
Roaches. Character comments that they will be the only survivors of the nuclear winter.
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
Irradiated people begin going bald.
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Anonymous
Several people are vaporized by nuclear bombs.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Anonymous
The loss of teeth is due to radiation poisoning

Close ups of people losing teeth and pulling loose teeth out.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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ladyhaymaker
Implied, but covered with bandages.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Anonymous
Two kids are killed during the firestorm and one is crushed during a stampede in a bomb shelter.
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Death
Does someone die?
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ladyhaymaker
Many people die.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Anonymous
During a quiet dialogue scene, a wounded woman sits up suddenly and screams.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Large-scale Violence
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ladyhaymaker
This movie took place and was released nearly two decades prior and was set in Kansas, USA
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LGBTQ+
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Anonymous
Several people are treated for radiation sickness at a field hospital.
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Anonymous
Several people are given Acute Rafiation Sickness by fallout, which leads to cancer.
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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ladyhaymaker
After many days sheltered in place, a character has a momentary meltdown and runs outside despite understanding the danger.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Anonymous
Several people are upset when they can't leave a bomb shelter.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
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PoeDameron
The first death we see if a brief shot of a small Black girl being trampled.
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Sex
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Anonymous
Implied and minor - including a scene focusing on a stolen diaphragm (played for laughs.)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Several cars crash during the chaos preceding the nuclear attack.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Anonymous
A nuclear war is depicted.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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ladyhaymaker
One character uses a shotgun to protect his home. One character is shot and killed in the lawless aftermath.
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