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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The production company wanted a locale that looked like an abandoned metropolitan area, but it was too costly to build. The producer drove through downtown Los Angeles one weekend and discovered there were no shoppers, so the majority of the film's exteriors were shot there on weekends. See more
In the movie's opening sequence of post-apocalyptic downtown Los Angeles, when Neville drives past West 6th Street on South Flower Street, two people can be seen outside; the first near the corner by the Bank of America Tower at 555 South Flower Street, and the second in front of the Southland Hotel at 605 South Flower Street. 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
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 Lost Boys: The Thirst
Theme from A Summer Place
Music by Max Steiner
Performed by The Ron Grainer
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