Silkwood

1983, Movie, R, 131 mins

Silkwood
Karen Silkwood, a worker at the Kerr-McGee nuclear materials plant in Cimarron, Oklahoma, died in 1974 in a suspect auto accident on her way to meet a New York Times reporter to present evidence she had gathered concerning safety violations at her workplace. Based on that story, SILKWOOD is a sensational expose of big business seen through the eyes of average working people. Meryl Streep, in another brilliant portrayal, is the title character, a tough, hard-drinking woman who lives with her boyfriend (Kurt Russell), and a lesbian friend (an engagingly low-key Cher). In the course of her dull, dangerous job at Kerr-McGee, Silkwood is repeatedly contaminated. ...
Released: 1983 Rated: R Length: 131 mins

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