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Silkwood - based on the real life story of Karen Silkwood - great cast with Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher. Meryl Streep's character, Karen Silkwood, is an employee at fuel site that manufactures plutonium rods for nuclear power plants. When the plant falls behind in production they begin to cut corners and falsify safety records putting the employees at risk. Silkwood begins to gather evidence - but there are risks that come with being a whistle blower

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Silkwood (1983)

Silkwood (1983) While working at a nuclear power plant, Karen Silkwood becomes heavily involved in union work, but her evidence of the company's safety violations may never make it to the right people. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher....4


Silkwood (1983) in the role of Karen Silkwood.


The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee ...


The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case / Edition 2 by Richard L. Rashke Download

Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep): "I remember in high school her saying, 'Now what'd you want to take that science class for? There's no girls in that science class. You take home ec, why don't you? That's the way to meet the nice boys.' 'Mom,' I said, There ain't no boys in home ec. The boys are in the science class.' She hated when I said, 'Ain't.'" -- from Silkwood (1983) directed by Mike Nichols


Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood was the first Norma Ephron movie to impact change.


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