Due to an experimental vaccine, Dr. Robert Neville 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. (Neville himself mentions the August 5, 1977 while recording his audio diary.) See more
When Neville and Lisa ride on the motorcycle it is obvious that the driver is not Charlton Heston
, but a stunt double. 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
Referenced in Slacker
Theme from A Summer Place
Music by Max Steiner See more