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Does anyone know the name of this Movie?. Basic plot is a virus kills nearly everyone but some survivors are in Antarctica I think. There is an earthquake predicted in USA which will trigger nuclear weapons automatically being fired everywhere including where these survivors are. The movie starts I think with a man walking back alone returning to the survivors after having disarmed the nukes. The movie is about him recalling these events. I seem to think the movie is 1970's.

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I believe the film you are thinking of is Virus, also known as Day of Reckoning from 1980.

From the IMDb synopsis:

A film that describes the development of a deadly Virus weapons system by the USA Military during the height of the Cold War epoch during the early 1980's. A small group of multinational scientists stuck in the Antarctic learn to survive after a human engineered virus knocks out most of earth's population... ...Only about 800 people in the entire world survive as General Rankin activates the ARS which is set off by an earthquake in the capital Washington and not any Soviet attack, thus blasting the entire world with Nuclear Armaggedon as the Soviets respond with their nukes, finishing off what is left of the population that managed to survive the Virus.

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Thanks. Thats it – user1526479 Dec 19 '13 at 22:24
@user1526479 Please accept this answer. – coleopterist Dec 20 '13 at 11:17
Isn't that what I did in my comment? – user1526479 Dec 21 '13 at 5:32
You have to click on the checkmark so that it goes all green and I can bask in the glory of superior film identification ;) – Nobby Dec 21 '13 at 5:46
Ok. you've done well. Give yourself a gold star and a pat on the back. Cheers – user1526479 Dec 21 '13 at 5:55

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