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.
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Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.
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Charlton Heston had approached Orson Welles to direct this. See more
When the family is shooting the flaming ammo via catapult up to Robert Neville's residence there is a sound effect heard with the projected object which sounds like a flaming type noise. The last one however, while Robert is about to take aim with his gun, is thrown without being on fire, but has the sound effect to go along with it anyway. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
The opening credits feature the credit "Based on a book by Richard Matheson", and does not give the title of the actual book, I Am Legend. See more
In the common version of this film, the scene where Richie tells Neville that he should either kill the Family or cure them takes place inside Neville's apartment. In an alternate version, the scene takes place on the rooftop, where Neville has a large water tank and a .50 caliber machine gun. See more
Referenced in NCIS: Restless
The Omega Man - Where Have All The People Gone
Written by Ron Grainer
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