Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas
Country of Origin
Director of Photography: Steven Poster
Editor: Suzanne Pettit
Produced by: Jonathan Bernstein, Lynne Littman
Music: James Horner
Screenplay by: John Sacret Young
Production Designer: David Nichols
A small-town family cope with life in the aftermath of a nuclear blast. Revolving around an exceptional performance from Jane Alexander, director Lynne Littman’s harrowing movie is once seen, never forgotten. The horror of a nuclear incident was a popular theme in ’80s cinema (see also The China Syndrome) and Littman’s Testament is easily one of the best takes on the subject. The film saw Alexander nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award.
Print courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive.