Continuity mistake: Shortly before Sol's death, Thorn rushes into the suicide center and talks to him from the control room above. When Sol pleads Thorn to listen, there's interference on the intercom. Now watch the control panel: The earphone cable on the left side dangles back and forth each time the "speaking permitted" sign flashes on and off, blatantly revealing the cheap trick they used to make the display flashing - they simply toggled the "on" and "off" frames. (01:17:30)
Thorn figures out the truth that "Soylent Green is made out of people." He makes the police chief agree to tell everyone. The film ends here without knowing whether or not Thorn himself ends up as "soylent green" or whether or not the police chief keeps his word and tells anyone what Thorn has said. The last thing we see is the indigent people carrying Thorn out on a stretcher after being shot in the leg by one of the bad guys.
Martha Phillips: I should've offered you something, Mr. Thorn.
Det. Thorn: If I'd had the time, I would've asked for it.
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