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Day of Resurrection (1980)

Fukkatsu no hi (original title)
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Kinji Fukasaku (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masao Kusakari Masao Kusakari ... Dr. Shûzô Yoshizumi
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase ... Yasuo Tatsuno
Isao Natsuyagi ... Cmdr. Nakanishi (as Isao Natsuki)
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Dr. Yamauchi (as Sonny Chiba)
Kensaku Morita Kensaku Morita ... Ryûji Sanazawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Akimasa Matsuo
Haruki Kadokawa ... Team Member - Showa Station
Tadashi Takatsuki Tadashi Takatsuki ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Chû Takatsuki)
Takeshige Hatanaka Takeshige Hatanaka ... Team Member - Showa Station
Chikara Gonoue Chikara Gonoue ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Riki Gonoue)
Eiji Yuki Eiji Yuki ... Team Member - Showa Station
George Kennedy ... Adm. Conway
Bo Svenson ... Maj. Carter
Stephanie Faulkner Stephanie Faulkner ... Sarah Baker
Julie Khaner ... Secretary - Palmer Station
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Storyline

A US military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills almost the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists and military personnel in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the human population from further destruction. Written by P. Straatsma

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Taglines:

A story of survival and resurrection. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Release Date:

26 June 1980 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of Resurrection See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film took place in 1982, 1983, and 1988. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Rankin: At the moment, we don't have a credible deterent in the United States arsenal.
Dr. Ed Meyer: At the moment, we are capable not only of reducing each other to rubble, but of reducing the rubble to rubble!
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Crazy Credits

The Japanese version mixes English and Japanese writing during the opening credit sequence. The English-speaking actors' names are in English and the Japanese cast and crew members' names are in Japanese. See more »

Connections

References Earthquake (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Love (Toujours Gai Mon Cher)
Music by Teo Macero
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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English title "Virus" - Unexpectedly great
29 March 2001 | by vickiannSee all my reviews

I was so impressed by this movie that I hunted for it on IMDB to place a comment. It boasts a stellar American cast in a delightfully international story. Rather than spoil it for a new viewer, I offer these two items of advice: 1) don't be put off by the occasionally over-the-top acting and 2) read ALL the credits at the end.


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