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Testament (1983)




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Un pequeño pueblo californiano es destruído por una bomba nuclear, dejando a los sobvrevivientes en una constante lucha por aceptar la realidad y seguir adelante. Jane Alexander, William Davene, Ross Harris.

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Jane Alexander
as Carol Wetherly
William Devane
as Tom Wetherly
Ross Harris
as Brad Wetherly
Roxana Zal
as Mary Liz Wetherly
Lukas Haas
as Scottie Wetherly
Leon Ames
as Henry Abhart
Lurene Tuttle
as Rosemary Abhart
Rebecca De Mornay
as Cathy Pitkin
Kevin Costner
as Phil Pitkin
as Mike
J. Brennan Smith
as Billdocker
Lesley Woods
as Lady Mayor
Wayne Heffley
as Police Chief
David Nichols
as Worried Man
Gary Bayer
as Angry Man
Martin Rudy
as Dr. Jenson
Jamie Abbott
as Boy Mayor
Rocky Krakoff
as Pied Piper
Clete Roberts
as Newscaster
Jesse Wayne
as Man in Line
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Critic Reviews for Testament

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A dreadfully earnest but fatally uninspired effort to compress the aftermath of an epic catastrophe, massive nuclear war, into a small-scale family memoir.

May 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Testament may be the first movie in a long time that will make you cry. It made me cry. And seeing it again for the second time, knowing everything that would happen, anticipating each scene before it came, I was affected just as deeply.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The film is barely competent, revealing its TV-movie roots in uncertain directorial guidance, technical flubs, [and] a patchwork script.

April 26, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Testament's power comes in all the understatements...

August 6, 2005

Powerful depiction of the psychological terror that grips a California community after New York and other cities in the East are destroyed by nuclear bombs.

March 31, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film's emotional impact is draining and long lasting without showing close-ups of the initial blast with evaporating bodies and mass destruction.

February 26, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Testament

Testament is open forgotten about in the rather small canon on films that depict nuclear disaster and for good reason..it's good but it pales in comparison to the edgier Threads in capturing likely actions after a nuclear blast.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Very understated drama about the aftermath of a nuclear war. This film is the direct opposite of The Day After and has no flashy special effects, no explosions, scenes of mass devastation and so on. Instead the focus is on an American suburban family which has to contend with the inevitable effects of World War III. Testament shows very effectively the possible reality of what would have happened to any small town in America if a nuclear attack had happened in the early eighties. Jane Alexander does a great job as the mother trying to keep her family together during the beginning of the end. I would recommend this movie for the serious movie watcher who is looking for more substance and drama from a movie rather than action and suspense. Remember to recycle your batteries. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

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