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I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 December 2007 (USA)
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Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Neville (as Salli Richardson)
Joanna Numata ...
Alpha Female
Abigail Esquibel ...
Sam (as Abbey)
Kona ...
Samuel Glen ...
Military Driver - Jay
James McCauley ...
Male Evacuee
Woman Evacuee
Pedro Mojica ...


Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The last man on earth is not alone See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Legend: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,211,321 (USA) (14 December 2007)


$256,386,216 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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Did You Know?


Much of this film was shot on location in New York City's Washington Square Park during fall and winter 2006-2007, causing holiday decorations to be taken down and replaced tumultuously for over three months. See more »


When Zoe Neville fails the virus screening at the Brooklyn Bridge checkpoint, Lt. Col. Robert Neville gives a direct order to the soldier administering the test, demanding that he repeat the test. Robert may have outranked the soldier, but failing the requirements of the chain of command, the soldier would not be required to obey the order. See more »


[first lines]
TV Personality: The world of medicine has seen its share of miracle cures, from the polio vaccine to heart transplants. But all past achievements may pale in comparison to the work of Dr. Alice Krippin. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Not at all.
TV Personality: So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, the premise is quite simple - um, take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.
TV Personality: You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Indeed, yes. In this...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title sequence, a news report is heard. Then the movie begins with the news reporter. See more »


Referenced in The Day the Earth Stood Still: T4 Movie Special (2008) See more »


Stir It Up
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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An acting buffet of Will Smith
14 December 2007 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

If I could sum this movie up in one sentence, it would be this: Go Will. Will Smith is the driving force of I Am Legend. His performance as Dr. Robert Neville is impeccable. Living in a deserted NY city, his acting is reminiscent of Tom Hanks in Cast Away, but instead of a volleyball, he has mannequins and a faithful German Shepard named Sam. His basement, a retro-fitted, high-tech lab to find a cure for the disease that has turned the population of the entire planet into mutant, zombie-like, hive mind, blood-thirsty monsters, and, for some reason, Robert is immune. His days, spent hunting. His nights, sleeping with a high-powered rifle and hoping that the mutants don't find him. Keeping the movie flowing are well placed flashbacks that show what happened to Robert's family and why he is there. The movie falters a bit at the end, maybe at the last 5 minutes, but it doesn't ruin the plot or acting put forth. Containing wonderful cinematography and CG, I Am Legend is a spectacular film that I will be seeing again! PS - Shout out to my NY National Guardsmen in this film! Great job!

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