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
People need it...in the year 2022.
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Did You Know?
During shooting, Edward G. Robinson
was almost totally deaf. He could only hear people if they spoke directly into his ear. His dialogue scenes with other people had to be shot several times before he got the rhythm of the dialogue and was able to respond to people as if he could hear them. He could not hear director Richard Fleischer
yell "cut" when a scene went wrong, so Robinson would often continue acting out the scene, unaware that shooting had stopped. See more
Tab Fielding twice uses a pistol with a silencer attached. The pistol is a .38 caliber, Smith & Wesson Police Special - a revolver. Silencers do not work on a revolver; the gap between the cylinder and the barrel will release the sound of the gunshot. 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
Referenced in Hardware
Trio in E-flat K. 498 'Kegelstatt': I. Andante
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more