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?
The movie was the inspiration for two CBC Radio comedy series, "Steve the First" and "Steve the Second", starring Matt Watts
and Mark McKinney
. Each series was about a slacker (the second the son of the first), called upon to save the world after a disaster. See more
Twenty-three seconds into the opening of the movie, immediately after Charlton Heston puts an 8 track cassette on to play, a man can be seen moving on the sidewalk to the actor's left. 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
The Omega Man - Where Have All The People Gone
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by The Ron Grainer Orchestra See more