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.
Roald E. Peterson III <email@example.com>
The World Is Dead. One Survivor. Then The Others. Crawling In Darkness. The Strangest Sect Of All. *Hunting The Last Man On Earth.*
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Charlton Heston had approached Orson Welles to direct this. See more
(at around 27 mins) Robert shouts out, "Matthias," and it echoes across various empty city views. However, in the last view several vehicles (including a bus) can be seen driving along a highway on the upper far left of the screen. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
There is a 2-minute cold open with no logos or credits. The Warner Bros. logo comes on at the two-minute mark, followed by the opening credits. See more
The flashback sequence which takes place at the hospital on the DVD version is missing several seconds which are present on the VHS version. See more
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Theme from A Summer Place
Music by Max Steiner
Performed by The Ron Grainer
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