The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
Amy Madigan: Alison Ransom
Dr. Russell Oakes : I think you've got to be willing to let your baby come whether you like it or not. You're holding back hope.
Alison Ransom : Hope for what? What do you think is going to happen out there? You think we're going to sweep up the dead and fill in a couple of holes and build some supermarkets? You think all those people left alive out there are going to say, "Oh, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault. Let's kiss and make up"? We knew the score. We knew all about bombs, we knew all about fallout. We knew this could happen for forty years. But nobody was interested.
Dr. Russell Oakes : [turns to leave] I can't argue with you.
Alison Ransom : [pulls him back] Argue with me. Please... give me a reason. Tell me about hope. Tell me why you work so hard in here.
Dr. Russell Oakes : ...I don't know.
Alison Ransom : We knew about bombs, we knew about fallout, we knew this could happen for 40 years but nobody was interested.