(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Karen Silkwood becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job, voices her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and becomes a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. Based on a true story.

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Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2003
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 0792858492
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SILKWOOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Karen Silkwood was one of many locals working at a nuclear power plant and finds herself strangely radioactive. When she complains she is met with indifference and outright malice.

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Sep 22, 2014
  • microb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've seen this movie year's ago. Had to place on hold.

Oct 31, 2013
  • texasbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have seen this movie years ago and want to see it again. Its a good movie and I enjoy the actors in it very much.
It would be good to have a remake of the movie about what we know about the company now. It would be more dramatic I am sure. That company got off too easy for what was happening in that plant.

Oct 30, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie!

Jan 29, 2013
  • ElspethG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I first saw this movie when it originally came out in 1983. Given that Kerr-McGee settled out of court to pay Karen's estate $1.3 million, it's clear that this company was in the wrong. I wondered in 1983 and now just how dirty that Kerr-McGee was. What would have happened if Karen Silkwood had been actually able to blow the whistle, resulting in a major investigation into Kerr-McGee's actions? I wonder how far its illegal activities and coverups went? It would be interesting to have a remake filmed, including everything that is known now as compared to what was in the original film. BTW, Meryl Streep did an amazing job and should have received an Oscar for her work in this film.

Jan 14, 2013
  • ausnos rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed all the characters and pacing of this story. Cher really looks different in this movie!

Aug 07, 2012
  • msandlier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I like almost everything Meryl Streep is in.


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