Silkwood

Silkwood

1983, R, 128 min. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Fred Ward, Ron Silver, Sudie Bond.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., March 9, 2000

Wonderful performances steal the show in this film based on the real life of Karen Silkwood, a worker in a plutonium factory in Oklahoma, whose health and safety concerns prompt her public exposure of the company's practices which, in turn, lead to dire personal consequences.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

Silkwood, Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Fred Ward, Ron Silver, Sudie Bond

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