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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Did You Know?
Early in the film, Neville sees a calendar dated March, 1975, then remarks that the local cinema is offering Woodstock
(1970) "for the third straight year". This indicates The Omega Man
(1971) is set in 1977. (Neville himself mentions the August 5, 1977 while recording his audio diary.) See more
When Neville is playing chess with Caesar early in the film and The Family are using what appears to be a mangonel-type catapult to sling 'fireballs' at Neville's apartment, one fireball makes it just inside and sets the curtains on fire. After Neville puts it out with the fire extinguisher and turns to put the fire extinguisher back and retrieve the rifle with the nightscope, you can see the ball, now covered with the white extinguisher powder, move and see it is suspended by a string/fishing line. 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
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 En prácticas: Instituto RTVE