The Omega Man

omega_man_2_med_medDir. Boris Sagal USA 1971 98 mins (PG)
Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo




In an America ravaged by a virulent plague virus following an apocalyptic war, one man roams the deserted streets of Los Angeles, destroying plague-ridden survivors during daylight hours and hiding away in his fortress-like home at night. Loosely adapted from Richard Matheson’s novel I am Legend, The Omega Man is a chilling slice of future shock with a stand-out performance from Charlton Heston as Robert Neville, a former military doctor and the only man on the planet immune to the disease that almost wiped out mankind. A cautionary tale, and a classic sci-fi adventure.





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