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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Did You Know?
A sign saying "Tuesday is Soylent Green Day" appears in the film. Some people suggest that this inspired the name of the rock band Green Day
. The font on the store-front window matches that used on Green Day's Uno, Dos, and Tres albums. 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
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
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Trio in E-flat K. 498 'Kegelstatt': I. Andante
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