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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masao Kusakari ... Dr. Shûzô Yoshizumi
Tsunehiko Watase ... Yasuo Tatsuno
... Cmdr. Nakanishi (as Isao Natsuki)
... Dr. Yamauchi (as Sonny Chiba)
Kensaku Morita ... Ryûji Sanazawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Akimasa Matsuo
... Team Member - Showa Station
Tadashi Takatsuki ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Chû Takatsuki)
Takeshige Hatanaka ... Team Member - Showa Station
Chikara Gonoue ... Team Member - Showa Station (as Riki Gonoue)
Eiji Yuki ... Team Member - Showa Station
... Adm. Conway
... Maj. Carter
Stephanie Faulkner ... Sarah Baker
... Secretary - Palmer Station
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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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26 June 1980 (Japan)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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This film gained some international publicity when a Swedish ship, the M.S. Lindblad Explorer, transporting a production unit to Antartica for location shooting, struck a submerged reef and almost sank. Passengers were rescued by Chilean Navy ships. See more »

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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. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Yoshizumi: Life is wonderful.
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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 »

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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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Worked on this film as an actor
11 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I played a Russian army officer. I remember the director chewing me out in Japanese and with animated gestures, because I was not standing with as rigid and military a posture as was expected of an army officer. I was on set with many of the lead actors: Chuck Connors, well past his "Rifleman" days, quipped between takes: "Not bad for fourteen grand a day." Bo Svenson: He carried a whoopie cushion and sidled up to people, making fart sounds, which he thought was hilarious. He also took a lot of pride in showing us his underwater demolition license. George Kennedy: Self-absorbed, sullen and forbidding, spoke with no one. Those three were all really big, tall men. Edward J. Olmos: Nice guy, friendly, engaging. Cec LInder: Liked to play poker between scenes. A very elegant gentleman, exuded mentshlekhkayt. Olivia Hussey: Stayed in her dressing room most of the time, listening to Bob Dylan on a cassette-player. One time, she made her way to the set to watch a scene being filmed and said "hello." She was a breathtakingly beautiful woman, famous for being in Zefirelli's "Romeo and Juliet."

This, I'll never forget ( and no disrespect intended): Local Toronto actor Ara Hovanessian was cast in a small part. He had a dressing room with his name written on a piece of paper tacked to the door. Figuring it would be a positive career move -???- he tore off the "essian," and re-named himself there and then. I can still that crudely ripped piece of paper in my mind. Ah, show-business . . .

Wolf Krakowski Kame'a Media: www.kamea.com


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