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I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 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)
Mike - Military Escort
Abbey ...
Sam (as Abbey)
Kona ...
Military Driver - Jay
Male 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

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Welcome to earth. Population 1. See more »

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 USA:

$77,211,321, 16 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$256,386,216, 6 April 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$585,349,010, 12 July 2012
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will Smith talked to former prisoners to get an understanding of what it's like to be totally alone. The prisoners told Smith the key to surviving solitary confinement is creating a rigid schedule. See more »


When Col. Neville is ensnared by the Alpha Male there is no line attached to the taxi cab. 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 »


I Shot the Sheriff
Written by Bob Marley
Sung by Will Smith (uncredited)
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Outstanding, disturbingly well crafted film
12 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for I Am Legend, all i could think of was, "I have to see this movie!". Luckily i got to see an early screening of the film with a friend and I have to say that this is a disturbingly realistic film that depicts a post-apocalyptic New York being overrun by the mutated victims of a widespread virus. Overall, this movie delivers great action sequences and a great story, along with a shocking ending. Will Smith's performance is outstanding and makes a great Robert Neville. There are a lot of sequences in the film that are disturbing but along with that, takes you to the edge of your seat! I would have to say that this is one of the best films out this year. It's nice to see an original, amazing movie released before the end of the year. You don't really get a lot of those these days in general. Although there are some things in this film which are left unexplained, the intensity of the creatures and the thickness of the plot makes up for it. All in all, you will not be disappointed. Great way to end the year.


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