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. –IMDb
Anni e anni prima che Will Smith si facesse rubare la scena dal cane -molto più bravo di lui- in quell'inutile elogio alla religione che è il recente Io sono leggenda, Charlton Heston interpretava già un Robert Neville nazista (come poteva non esserlo?), innamorato dei suoi mitra. Il film fallisce, banalizzando l'idea e il messaggio alla base del romanzo capolavoro di Matheson.
Besides some great shots of Heston alone in downtown LA, there really isn't much to recommend here. I liked the addition of the sassy black chick, yes they totally get it on. Best line: "Its 160 proof Anglo-Saxon baby!" see 'Last Man on Earth' ,which is way more haunting than this camp fest