Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay. Written by
Roald E. Peterson III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.
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Did You Know?
Early in the film, Neville sees a calendar dated March 1975, then remarks that the local cinema is offering Woodstock
(1970) "for the third straight year". This indicates The Omega Man
(1971) is set in 1977. (Heston himself mentions the year 1977 while recording his audio diary.) See more
When Robert Neville is shooting at The Family (who are behind a car), you can clearly see a fairly straight line of bullet holes running horizontal across the car. As this happens the tires pop even though it would appear the bullets never hit near them. The scene cuts away from the car. When it cuts back to the car, the bullet holes are gone. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
In the title, the "O" that starts the word "Omega" is actually replaced with the Greek letter Omega. See more
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