Scenes from the 1983 post-apocalyptic movie The Day After were filmed in and around Harrisonville. The movie is about a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. It depicts the aftermath of nuclear attacks near Harrisonville and the surrounding areas.
The movie was made for television and aired on ABC. It was seem by more than 100 million people on its first broadcast. It won two Emmy Awards.
– Seth Hershberger, assistant director