Soylent Green

1973

Soylent Green

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This 1973 film, based on the novel by Harry Harrison, won a Nebula Award for "Best Science Fiction Film" and marks the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson. It predicts a Malthusian future for the human race; overpopulation has overstressed the food-production capacity of the planet, resulting in desperation at all levels. Detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) shares an extremely tiny "apartment" with retired researcher Soi Roth (Edward G. Robinson). In the overpopulation depicted here, it is impossible to get anywhere without walking over, under, or around someone. Thorn has been hired to investigate the murder of a top industrialist (Joseph Cotton), the man whose company manufactures the life-sustaining wafers called Soylent Green, the only means of survival for the swarming hordes of poor people.

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Cast

Charlton Heston
as Det. Thorn
Chuck Connors
as Tab Fielding
Joseph Cotten
as William Simonson
Brock Peters
as Hatcher
Roy Jenson
as Donovan
Whit Bissell
as Santini
Celia Lovsky
as Exchange Leader
Jane Dulo
as Mrs. Santini
Jan Bradley
as Bandana Woman
Carlos Romero
as New tenant
Pat Houtchens
as Fat Guard
Forrest G. Wood
as Attendant
Faith Quabius
as Attendant
Joyce Williams
as Furniture Girl
Beverly Gill
as Furniture Girl
Cheri Howell
as Furniture Girl
Jennifer King
as Furniture Girl
Erica Hagen
as Furniture Girl
Suesie Eejima
as Furniture Girl
Kathy Silva
as Furniture Girl
Marion Charles
as Furniture Girl
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