Soylent Green

Soylent Green

Charlton Heston
Director: Richard Fleischer Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
Richard Fleischer

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Richard Fleischer directed this nightmarish science fiction vision of an over-populated world, based on the novel by Harry Harrison. In 2022, New York City is a town bursting at the seams with a 40-million-plus population. Food is in short supply, and most of the population's food source comes from synthetics manufactured in local factories -- the dinner selections being a choice between Soylent Red, Soylent Yellow, or Soylent Green. When William Simonson (Joseph Cotten), an upper-echelon executive in the Soylent Company, is found murdered, police detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) is sent in to investigate the case. Helping him out researching the case is Thorn's old friend Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson, in his final film role). As they investigate the environs of a succession of mad-from-hunger New Yorkers and the luxuriously rich digs of the lucky few, Thorn uncovers the terrible truth about the real ingredients of Soylent Green.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2008
UPC: 0012569799998
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 1,301

Special Features

Commentary by Leigh Taylor-Young and director Richard Fleischer; Vintage featurettes A Look at the World of Soylent Green and MGM's Tribute to Edward G. Robinson's 101st Film; Charlton Heston sci-fi movies essay; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Detective Thorn
Edward G. Robinson Sol Roth
Leigh Taylor-Young Shirl
Chuck Connors Tab
Joseph Cotten Simonson
Brock Peters Hatcher
Dick Van Patten Usher
Celia Lovsky Exchange Leader
Morgan Farley Book 1
John Barclay Book 2
Belle Mitchell Book 3
Cyril Delevanti Book 4
Forrest Wood Attendant
Faith Quabius Attendant
Jane Dulo Mrs. Santini
Tim Herbert Brady
John Dennis Wagner
Jan Bradley Woman with scarf
Carlos Romero New tenant
Joyce Williams Live stock girl
Erica Hagen Live stock girl
Beverly Gill Live stock girl
Cheri Howell Live stock girl
Paula Kelly Martha
Stephen Young Gilbert
Mike Henry Kulozik
Lincoln Kilpatrick Priest
Leonard Stone Charles
Whit Bissell Santini
Roy Jenson Donovan

Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
Lloyd Anderson Production Manager
Pat Barto Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Baur Casting
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Norman Burza Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Canutt Stunts
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerald Fried Musical Direction/Supervision
Stanley R. Greenberg Screenwriter
Robert R. Hoag Special Effects
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
A.J. Lohman Special Effects
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Daniel S. McCauley Asst. Director
Fred Myrow Score Composer
Walter Seltzer Producer
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Thacher Producer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Charles M. Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Yuricich Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Soylent Green
1. World Gone Mad [2:26]
2. When Food Was Food [4:38]
3. Shopping [2:45]
4. Necessary Death [2:50]
5. Thorn on the Case [4:40]
6. Thinking of Shirl [3:50]
7. Great Man's Leavings [3:32]
8. Thorn's Report [3:27]
9. Fielding's Place [5:00]
10. Fine Dining [2:43]
11. Very Important Man [2:34]
12. Connections and Friend [3:56]
13. Keep It Friendly [5:03]
14. Luxurious Invitation [3:06]
15. Truth Destroying Me [3:20]
16. Involved in High Places [3:08]
17. Riot Control [2:54]
18. Killer's Target [2:01]
19. Get Off My Back [2:12]
20. No Place to Go [2:56]
21. Where God Is [1:23]
22. New Tenant [1:08]
23. Sol Goes Home [3:56]
24. Parting Words [5:19]
25. Hidden Passenger [3:37]
26. Final Product [4:13]
27. Shooting to Kill [3:15]
28. It's People [3:51]
29. End Credits [2:47]

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