The year is 2022. The film is centered on New York City where 40 million people live. Due to worldwide over- population and the greenhouse effect (this keeps the Earth’s surface unbearably hot due to pollution, which has exhausted the natural resources and any nourishment for the populous), the city’s infrastructure has broken down, water is rationed, there is no sun, no stars, no rainbows, no nothing. Fresh food is non-existent, and, except for the wealthy, the population lives on “Soylent Green”. To put it bluntly, life sucks big time.
So, Charlton Hesston, who plays a cop in the city, undertakes finding the source of “Soylent Green”. He finds that “Soylent Green” is the dead people being fed back to the living people.
Let’s see who would be in the running for opening the first “Soylent Green” factory: