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Day of Resurrection (1980) Poster

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Factual errors 

It is highly improbable that any systems (even nuclear launch systems) could be still powered after a full year with out someone alive to maintain them. If all human operators would vanish from a nuclear power plant it is safe to assume that something bad would happen very soon.
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Plot holes 

Purportedly a version of this film begins with the submarine Nereid visiting Japan, allowing Yoshizumi a last look at his homeland. The trip does not fit in with the sequence this scene fits into, in which the sub is on a desperate race against time from Antarctica to Washington, DC to deactivate a doomsday device. It is improbable that the sub would detour to the other side of the world for nostalgic reasons. However, the extended (Japanese) version begins with a flash-forward to Dr. Yoshizumi walking down to Patagonia and his last trip in the Nereid takes the direct route from Palmer Station to Washington, DC.
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The ARS (a device that launches many nuclear missiles in retaliation to a strike) is activated by one man pushing a few buttons. Devices that launch nuclear missiles are normally (and believably) portrayed as requiring launch codes, special keys and the authorization of at least two people.
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The chamber where the ARS is located is reached by Yoshizumi and Carter simply blowing two doors open with plastique and climbing down an elevator shaft. A chamber containing a doomsday device probably contains more elaborate security features, such as blast doors.
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Revealing mistakes 

Upon entering the bunker, Yoshizumi watches in horror on several monitors as nuclear rockets launch all over the world. The footage on many of these monitors feature hand-held camera work. Due to the virus sweeping the world many months earlier, there would be no one alive at that point to be operating these cameras.
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Spoilers

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Character error 

When Yoshizumi visits the ruins of a church, an internal monologue depicts him "talking" to a corpse. The corpse "asks" Yoshizumi if his girlfriend's child is his. Yoshizumi responds "No, but I love him very much." The child in question is a girl.
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