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The Omega Man (1971)
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08.25.09

The Omega Man (1971) Two years after much of humankind was destroyed in a global war with biological weapons, Dr. Robert Neville leads a solitary existence in Los Angeles. Those humans that do remain are pigment-less albino creatures that roam the night destroying what remnants that may exist of the previous civilization. Neville, who had worked on an antidote to the virus, is one of their main targets. By day, he searches for their nests while they sleep. He comes across a small band of survivors, mostly children, but which includes two adults. Having injected himself with his experimental serum several years before, Neville in fact may carry the immunities needed to reverse the creatures' condition. The only question is whether he can survive their constant attacks long enough to prove it.

Movie Tagline:
Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.

Title: Omega Man, The
Release Date: August 01, 1971
Runtime: 98 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With O

MPAA Rating: GP

Director(s):
Boris Sagal

Cast:
Charlton Heston ...Robert Neville
Anthony Zerbe ...Jonathan 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

Producer(s):
Walter Seltzer

Writer(s):
John William Corrington
Joyce Hooper Corrington
Richard Matheson

Composer(s):
Ron Grainer




More Movie Taglines:
  • Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.
  • The World Is Dead. One Survivor. Then The Others. Cralwing In Darkness. The Strangest Sect Of All. *Hunting The Last Man On Earth.*
Movie Quote(s):
  • [the last man on earth, talking to a bust of Caesar positioned in front of a chessboard] Neville: Hi. Another day, another dollar. [later] Neville: For you, I think it's your move. [makes drink] Neville: Join me? Hmm? Miserable schmuck! [to his own image on the video screen] Neville: Isn't he? Isn't he a sullen b... [stops when he hears the "Family" calling him from outside] Neville: [to the "Family"] SHUT UP! Why the hell can't you leave me alone? [later, to the bust of Caesar] Neville: What day is it, anyway? Monday? Huh? The hell it is. It's Sunday. Sunday I always dress for dinner.
  • [first lines] [the last man on earth wrecks his car] Robert Neville: There's never a cop around when you need one.
  • [talking to his own image on a TV screen] Robert Neville: Hi, Big Brother, how's your ass?
  • [hearing the "Family" loudly holding a book-burning revel] Robert Neville: At it again, I see? What will it be tonight? Museum of Science? Some library? Poor miserable bastards.
  • Little Girl: Are you God? Lisa: Let's find out if he's even a doctor before we go promoting him, okay?
Movie Trivia:
  • 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.
  • British studio Hammer Films had previously contemplated a film adaptation of Richard Matheson's book under the title of "The Night Creatures", written by Matheson himself. The project was ultimately deemed too graphic, floundered and eventually died.
  • 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 - The Last Man on Earth (1964) starring Vincent Price.
  • Neville's primary weapon during the film is a Smith and Wesson M76 Sub Machine Gun, sometimes fitted with a flashlight. During the first night attack by the Family, Neville uses a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) with an Infra-Red scope.
  • 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.
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Keywords:
Biological Weapon, Plague, Children, Albino, Serum  ...[more]


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