Omega Man, The (1971)

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Germ warfare wipes out virtually all of the human race, but scientist Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) is able to immunise himself.

Many of the survivors have turned into savage mutants who form a technology-hating cult and set out to kill Neville, whom they see as representing the society that led to the cataclysm.

The conflict between "normals" (led by Heston) and light-sensitive mutants (led by Anthony Zerbe) is one of science against superstition, and, while it lacksomegaman_733 the vampiristic teeth of Richard Matheson's novel, it still has an eerie topicality.

Heston grimaces meaningfully and watches endless re-runs of Woodstock (1970). Watch out for the brown acid, Chuck!

This is one of two great science-fiction allegories starring Charlton Heston, the other being Richard Fleischer's thriller set in the 21st century, Soylent Green (1973).

Robert Neville
Charlton Heston
Matthias
Anthony Zerbe
Lisa
Rosalind Cash
Dutch
Paul Koslo
Zachary
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Richie
Eric Laneuville
Tommy
Brian Tochi

Director
Boris Sagal