“In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress — until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder.”
Sorry for this short notice. It will be repeated Saturday night at the same time and same cable TV channel. There might be other times and other means to watch it.
After watching the movie, ask yourself if our world is today in 2017 closer to being like the world in Soylent Green when the movie was released in 1973, set in the year 2022 – just 5 years from now. There are many major issues presented in the movie, including state-assisted suicide for example.
Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma USA Central Time
Friday evening – 14 July 2017