Set in 2022 when most cities have become overcrowded, anarchic and frightening, the government has devised a sinister method of keeping the population fed. Heston plays a detective investigating the murder of an industrialist and stumbles on information which leans him into the secret of Soylent Green. Based on the Harry Harrison book, “Make Room, Make Room.” Edward G is great in his final film. A long tradition of Predictive Programming that acclimatises the subconscious for necessary future events. (Production Notes)
A tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. A detective investigates the murder of the president of the Soylent company. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green.