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
What is the secret of Soylent Green?
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Did You Know?
The video game in Simonson's apartment, Computer Space
(1971), was one of the first coin-operated video games, manufactured by Nutting Associates in 1971 and designed by Nolan Bushnell
, who later founded Atari and designed Pong
(1972). The video game was painted white for the movie but the original color was either yellow, red or blue. See more
When Thorn returns from the Soylent factory, he uses a police call box. The phone not wired like all other telephones. However, when Thorn uses a police call box earlier in the film, it is also not wired, suggesting that at least some phones are wireless/cordless. See more
Voice over PA
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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
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74: 'Pathetique': I. Adagio - Allegro non Troppo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more