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  • Soylent Green (1973)

    6.93/10

    R | 1h 37min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Soylent Green (1973) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Soylent Green (1973) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Charlton Heston, Jeff Winkless, John Dennis, Stephen Young, Leigh Taylor-Young

Directed by Richard Fleischer

Synopsis: In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Tagline: What is the secret of Soylent Green?

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: What is the secret of Soylent Green?

Storyline: In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

  • Soylent Green (1973) Movie Details

  • Directors: Richard Fleischer
  • Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg, Harry Harrison
  • Cast: Charlton Heston, Jeff Winkless, John Dennis, Stephen Young, Leigh Taylor-Young, Forrest Wood, Erica Hagen, Cyril Delevanti, Beverly Gill, Suesie Eejima, Chuck Connors, Cheri Howell, Brock Peters, Kathy Silva, Edward G. Robinson, Jennifer King, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Mike Henry, Marion Charles, Celia Lovsky, Robert Ito, Paula Kelly, Morgan Farley, Nora Marlowe, Roy Jenson, Belle Mitchell, Ida Mae McKenzie, Leonard Stone, Faith Quabius, Richard Sterne
  • Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime
  • Producers: Walter Seltzer, Russell Thacher
  • Musicians: Fred Myrow
  • Cinematographers: Richard H. Kline
  • Editors: Samuel E. Beetley
  • Runtime: 97 min / 1h 37min
  • Year: 1973
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 3
  • Nominations: 0
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