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The Omega Man is a science-fiction action thriller film about an army doctor who tries to find a cure after biological warfare has wiped out most of the human race. The film follows the life of U.S. Army Col. Robert Neville, M.D. based in Los Angeles, California as he searches for surviving victims and fights against "The Family", a cult of albino mutants who want to destroy all technology along with Neville. To keep himself safe, he has fortified his apartment and equipped himself with a heavy arsenal of weaponry. Directed by Boris Sagal. Starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Koslo, Rosalind Cash, and Eric Laneuville. Based on the novel "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson.

The Omega Man is the second adaption of the novel by Matheson, the first was by Vincent Price. The kiss between Heston and Cash is seen as the first interracial kiss on screen and garnered much controversy when it initially played in theaters. Continue reading for some The Omega Man quotes.


Robert Neville: There's never a cop around when you need one.
Little Girl: Are you God?
Lisa: Let's find out if he's even a doctor before we go promoting him, okay?
[hearing 'The Family" loudly holding a book-burning revel]
Robert Neville: At it again, I see? What will it be tonight? Museum of Science? Some library? Poor miserable bastards.
Dutch: I was a med-school senior when they scratched the world. As a matter of fact, I was planning on applying to biowar labs for my post-doc, but, heh-heh, the next term never came.
Robert Neville: Now I'm sorry you didn't make it.
Lisa: Sorry the world didn't make it.
[after Neville tosses her a submachine gun]
Lisa: What's this for?
Neville: Comfort.
Matthias: Here is the instrument of cleansing, my brethren. And nothing quite cleanses like fire.
Robert Neville: You know the old song? If you were the only girl in the world, and I was the only boy, well, okay, but until then, don't bother me? Well, I guess I'm the only boy...
Matthias: Definition of a scientist - a man who understands nothing until there was nothing left to understand.
Neville: So, there is a little light in the forest after all.
[Matthias throws a spear at Neville, hitting him and leving a big gash in his chest]
Matthias: The bad dream is over, friend Neville. Now we can sleep in peace.
Robert Neville: [raspy] Lisa!
Lisa: [weakly] Robert, you're evil. I-I-I'm part of the Family, Robert. I'm sorry.
Lisa: [drowsy] The Family, Robert. Y - Uh... You don't understand. Oh... Robert...
Dutch: Well, let's move kids. We've got a long way to go.
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