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The Road is a 2009 movie about a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. It is based on Cormac McCarthy's book of the same name.

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What is the extinction event?

What is the extinction event that happened in the movie "The Road"? Did an asteroid hit or a super-volcano eruption? Does anybody know for sure what the director intended it to be?