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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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The last man on earth is not alone 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 »


In the scenes with the crowd on the bridge, none of the soldiers are wearing unit patches or any other customary insignia. 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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During the opening title sequence, a news report is heard. Then the movie begins with the news reporter. See more »


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I Shot the Sheriff
Written by Bob Marley
Sung by Will Smith (uncredited)
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Simply Brilliant
20 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie has one of Will Smith's best performances with the right emotions and never ruining a moment with inappropriate comedy. The whole film is a good balance of drama, suspense and action, not to mention terror. The film can be heartbreaking at times, to the point I myself was drawn to tears. I can't say much about this movie without spoiling it for those who may have not seen it, but the score by James newton Howard is saddening and one of his best.

The atmosphere is full of a silent tension. Despite it's short length, the film is an escapade that must be seen to be believed. Over all great film and I definitely recommend it.

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