The Omega Man (1971)Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, 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.
Directed by: Boris Sagal
The cast includes: Charlton Heston (Robert Neville), Anthony Zerbe (Matthias), Rosalind Cash (Lisa)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 98 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 66
Related titles: Space Master X-7 (1958), Last Man on Earth, The (1964), Satan Bug, The (1965), Andromeda Strain, The (1971), Stand, The (1994), Outbreak (1995), 28 Days Later (2002)
Related categories: End of the World, Medical, Undead, Living Dead, & Mutants