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 <email@example.com>
The World Is Dead. One Survivor. Then The Others. Crawling In Darkness. The Strangest Sect Of All. *Hunting The Last Man On Earth.*
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The production company wanted a locale that looked like an abandoned metropolitan area, but it was too costly to build. The producer drove through Downtown Los Angeles one weekend and discovered there were no shoppers, so the majority of the film's exteriors were shot there on weekends. See more
In one of the early flashback news sequences, the reporter warning people to stay in their homes concludes with 'CONELRAD channel' - CONELRAD was an acronym for Control of Electromagnetic Radiation developed by the FCC during the Cold War, and was abandoned in August of 1963, replaced by the Emergency Broadcast System in the same month. Any 1970s alert would have used the EBS, not CONELRAD. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
The opening credits feature the credit "Based on a book by Richard Matheson", and does not give the title of the actual book, I Am Legend. See more
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