Soylent Green


Dir. Richard Fleischer USA 1973 97 mins (15)
Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young




In just five short years Charlton Heston appeared in three films that would become timeless sci-fi classics. The first and second were Planet of the Apesand The Omega Man. The last was Soylent Green. Seen today the film is a remarkably prescient look at future shock as an over-populated and famine-ravaged earth turns to synthetic food to feed the starving masses. Heston is Robert Thorn, a decent cop tasked with solving the murder of a rich industrialist but who stumbles on a secret more terrible than he can imagine… Based on the novel Make Room, Make Room by Harry Harrison.





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