The Day After

The Day After (1983)

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Corrected entry: When the air burst explodes over Kansas City, the Doc's and everyone else's cars quit running. Current data suggests that modern cars would most likely not be permanently affected by an EMP, and certainly the '69 Nova visible to the left, with its old points and condenser ignition would not be affected, although, perhaps the transistorized radio would be toast.

Correction: This movie is thirty years old at the time of the mistake submission. The movie producers and writers wrote the screenplay with what was considered common knowledge of the time. Since in the last thirty years further testing has shown an EMP will not affect cars the way it's depicted in the movie, it's not a mistake in the movie, as they can only depict what they knew at the time. This is like saying movies and cartoons from the 1960s which show flying cars set in the present day are all wrong, because as yet, flying cars aren't common.