I saw this when I was young; I believe it's from the 1990s.

It seemed to be post apocalyptic; it definitely wasn't supposed to look modern. There was a virus or disease or something that turned the people rabid. One scene had a cave full of people who had barricaded themselves in to hide from the infected.

The main characters were going to find a guy who had the last of vaccine against it (he's the antagonist). The vaccine was in a powder form; I think it was orange. This is where the lead female makes her appearance.

I can't remember who any of the actors were.

  • Welcome to SFF.SE! You may want to take the tour to understand the site better. I believe you've given us everything you could think of to identify this movie. That said, check out How to ask a good story-ID question?, and edit in anything this may prompt you to remember.
    – RDFozz
    Jan 27, 2019 at 4:00
  • One obvious question: how sure are you that the people were rabid? Was that actually stated? If so that might help narrow down the possibilities significantly; if not, this sounds a lot like a rather generic zombie movie.
    – RDFozz
    Jan 27, 2019 at 4:02
  • Tank 432 has orange powder, but it causes the derangement and it's too recent.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jan 27, 2019 at 13:35
  • @MrLister sounds like a reasonable match, worth putting it as an answer.
    – Jenayah
    Jun 28, 2019 at 0:23
  • @MrLister that would help future searchers. OP isn't the only one who benefits from story-id questions :-) plus, even if it's not the right one, maybe bumping it will draw the attention of someone able to provide a more definitive answer :)
    – Jenayah
    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:20

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It sounds like you're talking about The Lost Future, which has everything you ask for: post-apocalyptic, beasts whose bite turns people into mutants, people barricading themselves into a cave and a quest for the yellow powder which is in possession of the bad guy. IMDB has some photos which may jog your memory:

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This one is from 2010 though, so it may not be the one. On the other hand, you're right that it wasn't supposed to look modern.

  • That first line of the question really hits me with the force of decades ..."I saw this when I was young; I believe it's from the 1990s"
    – Danny Mc G
    Jun 28, 2019 at 14:50

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