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Silkwood
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Silkwood 1983


From Amazon: Based on the harrowing account of whistle blower Karen Silkwood, this 1983 film directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards from the Edge) is as much a character study of a woman galvanized by injustice as a story of the dangers of nuclear power and the extremes of corporate greed. When Karen discovers unsafe conditions and reckless protocol at the plant where she works, her actions in uncovering the dangers that lie at the plant not only cause a rift between her and her lover (Kurt Russell) and her best friend (Cher), but they threaten her very life. Streep gives yet another bravura performance as a wild child in...

Release Date:December 16th, 1983
Running Time:131 minutes
Box Office Gross: $35,615,609 (US)
$0 (World)
Directed By:
Mike NicholsMike Nichols
Written By:
Nora EphronNora Ephron
No image existsAlice Arlen
Starring:
Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
CherCher
Diana ScarwidDiana Scarwid
Bruce McGillBruce McGill
Fred WardFred Ward
David StrathairnDavid Strathairn
No image existsRon Silver
No image existsJosef Sommer
Craig T. NelsonCraig T. Nelson
No image existsCharles Hallahan
No image existsSudie Bond
No image existsHenderson Forsythe
No image existsE. Katherine Kerr
No image existsJ.C. Quinn

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Silkwood Movie Review by ManMachine (6/27/2017)

Apparently based on "real-life" events that took place back in 1974 - I'd say that Silkwood's joyless, little story about these disastrous events could've easily been told in about 90 minutes, instead of being totally dragged out for 130 minutes.

This potentially promising tale about a nuclear whistle-blower got itself so...

(complete Silkwood review by ManMachine)


Silkwood Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/10/2007)

A very interesting movie above winning safety rights and the dangerous ground of fighting for justice. Meryl Streep stars as Karen Silkwood, a woman fighting for safe protocol at the nuclear plant she works at.

On the same note as 'Erin Brokovich' and 'Norma Rae', this film stands apart because of the great writing and...

(complete Silkwood review by Jessica Film Junkie)



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