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Sex & Nudity

  • A man and women take their clothes off and get into a bed. It is implied that they are about to have sex.
  • Man and woman take a shower together and embrace. they are obscured by a curtain.

Violence & Gore

  • Multiple women are hit by a man, one of them cries for the rest of the scene.
  • A man hits another man with a metal crowbar in the back of the head (the actual hitting is not seen) killing him.
  • A woman is shot in the head at close range (obscured and not gory).
  • A mob riots and large trucks with scoops gather up people.
  • Two bystanders are carelessly shot in attempts to kill a man.
  • A man is shot in the leg.
  • Another man is crushed to a height of a few inches by a large bulldozer scoop (the crushing is shown, but the body is obscured and not gory. Later, his legs are shown sticking out from under the bulldozer scoop, surrounded by a pool of blood).
  • A man beats another, and roughs up a woman.
  • A man undergoes assisted suicide.
  • Two characters fall a long distance.
  • Men shoot at each other with handguns, one is killed, one is wounded, blood is shown.
  • A woman is shot in the back.
  • A man is stabbed in the chest with large kitchen knife (shown protruding from chest for several seconds), and coughs up blood.


  • 9 uses of d*mn, a 5-6 uses of hell, a handful of blasphemies, one use of b*stard, one son of b*tch.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People smoke cigarettes. A man tries a cigarette and expresses pleasure with the experience ..."I'd smoke two or three a day..." People drink alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Heston's character's search for the murderer of the title's food producing corporation's president and discovery of the secret of this food.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending might be shocking for some, as it reveals that the titular "Soylent Green" is made from human remains, meaning that there was cannibalism the whole time.

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