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?
The movie was the inspiration for two CBC Radio comedy series, "Steve the First" and "Steve the Second", starring Matt Watts
and Mark McKinney
. Each series was about a slacker (the second the son of the first), called upon to save the world after a disaster. See more
In the opening sequence, right after Neville starts his 8-track, he's driving on Flower & turns left on Wilshire. The very next turn he makes is also a left - from Flower to Wilshire. This is not directionally possible - he would have to go around the block to make the same turn again. You can confirm by looking at the distinctive buildings in the background & noting where Flower curves into Hope St in the background just beyond the 4th street overpass for both shots. 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
Performed by The Ron Grainer
Orchestra See more