The Omega Man (1971)

Charlton Heston is the last, the final, The Omega Man.

By day, Dr. Neville explores an empty city, rewatching movies, and staving off madness. By night, he defends his home from a spiritual family of (surprisingly well-spoken) ghouls. 

This flick is a classic example of peaking early. Watching our hero as he explores a void metropolis is enthralling today and must have been downright riveting in the 1970s. That said, things get less captivating after he finds more survivors and discovers he is not the omega man. Still, this is a fun snapshot of the period and a decent example of why Heston dominated cult sci-fi films of the era. 

Directed by Boris Sagal.
Starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, and Rosalind Cash.
98 Minutes – Rated PG

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