I Am Legend

Synopsis: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Francis Lawrence
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  9 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Here's Karen at the health desk.

The world of medicine, has

seen its share of miracle cures.

From the Polio vaccine,

to hearth transplants.

But all pass achievements may pale

in comparison to the work

of doctor Alice Kripin.

Thanks you so much for joining

us this morning. - Not at all.

Doctor Kripin, give it

to me in a nut shell.

Well, the premise is quite simple.

Take something designed by nature

and reprogram it, to make it work

for the body rather than against it.

You're talking about a virus?

-Indeed, yes in this case the measles.

Virus, which has been

engineered at genetic level,

to be helpful rather than harmful.

I'll find a best way to describe it.

If you can imagine

your body as a highway,

and you picture the

virus as a very fast car,

being driven by a very bad man.

Imagine the damage that car could cause.

But then if you replace

that man with a cop

the picture changes, and that's

essentially what we've done.

How many people have you treated so far?

We've had ten thousand and nine

clinical trials on humans so far.

And how many are cancer

free? -Ten thousand and nine.

So you have actually cured cancer?

Yes, yes.

Yes, we have.

Three years later.

What did you see, what did you see?


Let's go Sam.

Come on.

Here you go, just the way you like it.


Excuse me, excuse me.

All right, c'mon relax.

Here you go.

Eat your vegetables. Don't just push

them around. Eat them, I am not playing

OK. You're gonna eat your vegetables.

I'm gonna sit down here all night.

What are you whining about? Why

didn't you just eat your vegetables?

Alright, here's a deal.

Look, you're gonna eat twice as

many vegetables tomorrow night.


Deal? Deal?

That feels good.

Argh, Sam!

Robert, what is happening? I've been trying to reach

you on the cell, i just keep getting a recording.

Daddy, where are we going?

Can't get used to the new rags.

We are going to aunt

Sarah's. What? No! Why?

Just strap yourself in, go.

Alright, 30 minutes colonel. Copy.

They are sealing off the island.

Seal off the island? This island?

-But I don't wanna go to aunt Sarah's

Did you bring on the money?


How much?

-600 dollars.

Why did you say "you're" going?

-That's not enough.

Robert, you said that

you're going not we're going.

All right, when you get across, I need you to

get to the ATM. Get as much cash as you can get.

Take Sarah's car, go upstate.

I'll meet you at the farm.

Bring enough food for two weeks.

-Jesus Robert, did it jump?

Is it airborne?

-But we only go to aunt

Sarah's in the summer.

It may be.

-Ow, my God.

Its Christmas. What about my presents?

-He's announcing it.

Make no mistake, my fellow Americans...

-We've left my Christmas presents in the closet.

-This mutating virus is a lethal enemy.

Hush Marley!

...the survival of not only our nation,

but of every other nation on the


- Mummy, look its a butterfly.

- Marley enough!

...so it is with great sadness

but even greater resolve...

that tonight I've

signed an executive order

initiating a military

quarantine of New York City.

God be with us.

The window is still open.

We find something in a week or two


We... can reverse the spread.

I can still fix this.

Please , you can do the

same work outside the city.

This is ground zero.

This is my site. We talked about this.

What are you doing?

What am I doing?

I'm not gonna let this happen.


This isn't up to you, you can't...

How did you sleep?

C'mon, you know better than that.

Na-ha, I'll be back.

Doctor Robert Neville,September 5, 2012.

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Mark Protosevich

Mark David Protosevich is an American screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for the films Poseidon and I Am Legend. Protosevich was born in Chicago, Illinois and is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. more…

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