In 2022, Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided by Soylent Industries, a company that makes a food consisting of plankton from the oceans. In New York City, when Soylent's member of the board William R. Simonson is murdered apparently by a burglar at the Chelsea Towers West where he lives, efficient Detective Thorn is assigned to investigate the case with his partner Solomon "Sol" Roth. Thorn comes to the fancy apartment and meets Simonson's bodyguard Tab Fielding and the "furniture" (woman that is rented together with the flat) Shirl and the detective concludes that the executive was not victim of burglary but executed. Further, he finds that the Governor Santini and other powerful men want to disrupt and end Thorn's investigation. But Thorn continues his work and discovers a bizarre and disturbing secret of the ingredient used to manufacture Soylent Green.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It's the year 2022... People are still the same. They'll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN.
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In the theatrical trailer further dialogue from the end sequence can be heard from Charlton Heston that does not feature in the film. The film itself goes to freeze frame & the soundtrack is cut, in the trailer Heston's further pleas can be heard. See more
When Thorn is chasing the assassin; Thorn gets shot in the right leg and it starts bleeding profusely. But in the following scene when he is fighting Tab in his apartment; he kicks Tab numerous times with the right leg as if there is no wound. Not only does the leg show no effect of a wound; the leg is also not showing any blood nor are there any blood stains on the pants. Additionally he walks exists Tab's apartment without a limp. See more
Voice over PA
First stage removal. First stage removal. Streets prohibited to non-permits in one hour. Streets prohibited to non-permits in one hour.
Deleted scene: When Tab Fielding (Chuck Connors
) goes shopping with Shirl, he is mugged, and wins the fight. This scene was filmed, but deleted. See more
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: I. 'Morning'
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