Soylent Green is landmark screen science-fiction, a riveting entertainment and a cautionary tale that holds a mirror to a tomorrow rife with ecological disaster. Working well again in the futuristic genre following Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man, action titan Charlton Heston portrays Thorn, a detective prowling the dank streets of a polluted, overpopulated Big Apple gone rotten in 2022. He's trailing a murderer - and the trail leads to a stunning discovery. Vividly realized, Soylent Green's world gains its power not just from its special effects but from its heart - a human dimension magnified by the performance of legendary Edward G. Robinson in his moving screen farewell.
Charlton Heston,Chuck Connors,Edward G. Robinson,Joseph Cotten,Leigh Taylor-Young,Brock Peters
In a futuristic world, the government has found a solution to the problem of over-population, and a police detective (Charlton Heston) is trying to find out why.