Streaming Video - 1983
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Testament is the dramatic story of the aftermath of a nuclear attack. A nuclear strike has occurred. No one knows who did it. No one knows why. But the unthinkable has happened and nothing can ever be the same again. Jane Alexander stars as Carol Wetherly, a wife and a mother of three children. William Devane portrays her husband, away on a San Francisco trip during the devastating blast. Alone, Carol must hold her family together and, helplessly, she must watch her loved ones become victims of the deadly invisible radiation. A powerfully written and sensitive script, you will feel deeply for each character as they struggle to face and survive the future.

Publisher: [United States] : Paramount : Made available through hoopla, 1983
Branch Call Number: Streaming Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 89 min.)) :,sd., col


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This is a powerful, understated film about a family trying to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear war. Carol Wetherly lives in a typical suburban city. When the war occurs, her husband is away and she doesn’t know if he is alive or dead. She tries to keep her family together as her neighbors slo... Read More »

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Feb 19, 2014
  • Intersticial____ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Testament was released in theaters in Nov 1983, but there was a made for TV movie called The Day After that aired the same month.

Jan 26, 2010
  • GailRoger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched this made-for-TV movie twice, once before having children, and once after. Two different kinds of devastation. I have never forgotten it.


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