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The Omega Man (1971)

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User Rating: 6.8/10 (4,891 votes)


Boris Sagal
Release Date:
1 August 1971 (USA) more
Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller more
The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone more
Plot Summary:
Robert Neville, a doctor,due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons... more
User Comments:
Watch this movie once. Give it some time, and then you'll want to watch it again. more


 (Complete credited cast)

Charlton Heston ... Robert Neville
Anthony Zerbe ... Matthias
Rosalind Cash ... Lisa

Paul Koslo ... Dutch
Eric Laneuville ... Richie

Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Zachary
Jill Giraldi ... Little Girl
Anna Aries ... Woman in Cemetery Crypt

Brian Tochi ... Tommy
DeVeren Bookwalter ... Family Member
John Dierkes ... Family Member
Monika Henreid ... Family Member

Linda Redfearn ... Family Member
Forrest Wood ... Family Member
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Additional Details

98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 more
Sound Mix:
Sweden:15 / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Australia:M / Canada:14A / USA:PG / Finland:K-16 / Norway:16 (1971) / UK:PG / USA:GP
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Charlton Heston had read the original novel on an airplane coming back to California, and was very interested in a modern adaptation of the book; he was totally unaware of the fact it had already been made into a film long before -- _Last man on Earth, The (1964)_ starring Vincent Price. more
Revealing mistakes: As Neville drives through the deserted city in the opening scenes numerous people can be seen walking along the footpaths and crossing the roads more
[first lines]
[the last man on earth wrecks his car]
Robert Neville: There's never a cop around when you need one.
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VIII (#9.4)" (1997) more


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Watch this movie once. Give it some time, and then you'll want to watch it again., 11 March 2003

This is personally my favorite film. However, I can understand why this one-time sci-fi/horror flick views more like a comedy today. The film has dated more than other films from '71/72, and with the special effects bar haven risen astronomically since that time there is little hope for the film to grow even older gracefully. And a shirtless, oily, middle-aged, often over-acting Charlton Heston doesn't exactly shout hero or Academy Award. But THE OMEGA MAN has its moments, in particular its unexpected, and unexpectedly touching, finale. Add to that worthwhile ending a legendary Ron Grainer (Dr. Who, The Prisoner) soundtrack and some very quotable dialogue ("Thanks alot, you cheating bastard") and THE OMEGA MAN rounds itself out into a very memorable movie.

Unfortunately, Warner Bros. has continually delayed the release of OMEGA MAN on DVD - 4 years now counting. Maybe during the wait someone there will realize the potential this movie has a video game. Our heroic player must track The Family down by day and fend them off by night in a bunkered-up penthouse. Like the DVD, it's wishful thinking.

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