Richard Fleischer directed this nightmarish science fiction vision of an overpopulated 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. Earth’s food is in short supply, and most of the population's food source comes from synthetics manufactured in local factories, like Soylent Industries, a company that makes a food consisting of plankton from the oceans. 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 is Thorn's old friend Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson), in his final film role.
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Edward G. Robinson
USA | 1973 | PG | 97 min
The Strand Theatre's 90th Anniversary Film Series includes:
1923: SAFETY LAST, Saturday, August 17 at 3pm
1933: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933, Sunday, August 18 at 1pm
1943: CASABLANCA, Saturday, August 24 at 3pm
1953: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Sunday August 25 at 1pm
1963: THE BIRDS, Saturday, August 31 at 3pm
1973: SOYLENT GREEN, Sunday, September 1 at 1pm
1983: THE BIG CHILL, Saturday, September 14 at 3pm
1993: PHILADELPHIA, Sunday, September 15 at 1pm
2003: LOST IN TRANSLATION, Sunday, September 22 at 1pm