The Omega Man

The Omega Man
The Omega Man
  • PG
  • 1h 38m
  • 1971
Fresh63%
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Charlton Heston stars as a scientist who believes he is the only human to survive a worldwide bacteriological war unharmed as he attempts to save humanity by developing a curative serum from his own blood in this frightening vision of a post-apocalyptic near future.
© 1971 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
70s saga has same source as I Am Legend.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this last-man-on-Earth saga is pretty grim in the end. It depicts the aftermath of germ warfare, with whole civilian populations dropping dead in their tracks. Violence is frequent and includes much machine-gunning, car-crashing, and stabbing. A bit of the early '70s' "blaxploitation" influence is evident, in both the strong African-American characters and some vintage name-calling ("honky"). A few shots show the heroine nude, and she has a spicy sexual affair with the hero. Language includes "bastard" and "ass"; characters drink and make references to drugs. Although it's rated PG, that rating was given before PG-13 existed; it would warrant the higher rating today.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:July 28, 1971
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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