12 certificateThe Day After Tomorrow is a Film programme that first aired in 2004 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Day After Tomorrow is a 3 star programme

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich's 2004 blockbuster stars Dennis Quaid as climatologist Jack Hall; a lone voice predicting that global warming will lead to a new ice age. He is ridiculed for his views, but his fears swiftly become true when a dramatic temperature rise in the Antarctic causes the world's weather to go mad, with tornadoes devastating Los Angeles, Britain literally flash-frozen and New York first inundated by floods and then overwhelmed by a killing cold snap. A few survivors, including Jack's son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), take refuge in a library and Jack sets out on a desperate mission to save them.

The action-packed film (which won a Bafta for its stunning special effects) does compress and dramatise the basic science of global warming, but is largely based on fact. Emmerich gets to destroy New York for the third time (his two previous attempts being Godzilla and Independence Day), and the sub-plot of Jack's expedition across frozen wastes to save his son and Sam's girlfriend Laura Chapman (Emmy Rossum) from death maintains the tension.

Emmerich cast Kenneth Welsh as the Vice-President who ridicules Hall's theories and any physical resemblance to Dick Cheney is entirely intentional. But at least the making of the film didn't damage the planet - Emmerich paid $200,000 to make The Day After Tomorrow Hollywood's first carbon-neutral film.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 2004

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid...Jack Hall
Image for Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal...Sam Hall
Image for Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum...Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok...Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders...Frank Harris
Sela Ward...Dr. Lucy Hall
Image for Austin NicholsAustin Nichols...J.D.
Arjay Smith...Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita...Janet Tokada
Sasha Roiz...Parker
Image for Ian HolmIan Holm...Terry Rapson
Nassim Sharara...Saudi Delegate
Carl Alacchi...Venezuelan Delegate
Image for Kenneth WelshKenneth Welsh...Vice President Becker
Michel 'Gish' Abou-Samah...Saudi Translator
Robin Wilcock...Tony
Jason Blicker...Paul
Kenneth Moskow...Bob
Tim Hamaguchi...Taka
Glenn Plummer...Luther