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The Omega Man (1-Aug-1971)

Director: Boris Sagal

Writers: John William Corrington; Joyce H. Corrington

From novel: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Music by: Ron Grainer

Producer: Walter Seltzer

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Dystopian, Virus, Los Angeles

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rosalind Cash
Actor
31-Dec-1938 31-Oct-1995 The Omega Man
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Anthony Zerbe
Actor
20-May-1936   Dog boy in Cool Hand Luke

CAST

Charlton Heston   ...   Neville
Co-Starring
Anthony Zerbe   ...   Matthias
Rosalind Cash   ...   Lisa
Paul Koslo   ...   Dutch
Lincoln Kilpatrick   ...   Zachary
Eric Laneuville   ...   Richie
Jill Giraldi   ...   Little Girl
Anna Aries   ...   Woman in Cemetery Crypt
Brian Tochi   ...   Tommy
Family Members
DeVeren Bookwalter   ...   Family Member
John Dierkes   ...   Family Member
Monika Henreid   ...   Family Member
Linda Redfearn   ...   Family Member
Forrest Wood   ...   Family Member

REVIEWS

Review by paul kneisl (posted on 30-May-2007)

I saw this film in the winter of 1973 when I was 16. It immediately grabbed my attention because it dealt with a theme which is probably not on the minds of the younger generation today: global annialation. No matter how much fun we were having back then, we all knew it could come to and end spectacularly if someone in the USSR was having a bad day. This was something that was always on our minds. To me, this film was the most realistic image of those fears. The movie begins with city scenes...with no people! Amazing! Howd they do that? Never saw anything like it! So I identified with this theme right away. Another aspect of the movie I was in synch with was the people trying to kill Nevile. To me, they were dead ringers for the so called "peace" movement of the sixties. I was to young to go to Vietnam then, and too young to get involved in all the protests. But I knew all about them! My best friends brother went to Yale and was a member of the Weatherman. He often had little heart to heart chats with us. One thing I remember him saying was "We're gonna change the world so you might as well get with us now at the start. And let me tell you this. If we cant change the world, we'll blow it up!" Great you dont like War but you dont have any problem killing people. No thanks I dont want any part of your nightmare. Well The Family seemed to be drawn from these same people. When Nevile sits in the abandoned movie theater watching Woodstock (and its obvious he comes back again and again to see it) smirkily repeating the lines of the hippies he knows by heart I thought: Hey Im not the only one who thinks these people are loony! I wanted to stand up and shout "Yeah! Right on!" After all this while I realize now that the score of the movie is largely responsible for the way I felt about it when I first saw it. Its a very sad movie in a lot of ways, and the score sets the tone. Its how our young world could have gone back then. When I thik about how it DID turn out, I find it a little too good to be true.


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