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 nuc
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 Oklahoma forced to confront the harsh realities of her life, and the supporting cast, from Cher to Russell to Diana Scarwid is first rate. This true story of the woman who disappeared under mysterious circumstances while trying to find the truth is a well-told, challenging, and emotionally complex tale. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A beautiful movie, well before its time. I have not yet viewed it.Published 3 days ago by steve huggett
Will only play on our laptop have not watched it yet. Want it to play on our big screen TV. Other than that it should be a great movie.Published 1 month ago by bev
What can you say about this woman? While this is one of her early movies, it was one that also showed the greatness she would reach. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kelly D. Bryson
Movie will NOT play in USA/Canada. Total waste of money. Now have a useless DVDPublished 9 months ago by Bailey & Bandit
movie shows a zone 0 world wide but it doesn't not work here in canada, tried dvd player, blu ray player and ps3.Published 10 months ago by Robin Raine