Silkwood

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The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Original Release

12/14/1983

US Release

01/27/1984

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Cast

Meryl Streep Karen Silkwood
Kurt Russell Drew Stephens
Cher Dolly Pelliker
Craig T. Nelson Winston
Fred Ward Morgan
Diana Scarwid Angela
Ron Silver Paul Stone
Charles Hallahan Earl Lapin
Josef Sommer Max Richter
Sudie Bond Thelma Rice
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mike Nichols

Writers

Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen

Cast

Meryl Streep Karen Silkwood
Kurt Russell Drew Stephens
Cher Dolly Pelliker
Craig T. Nelson Winston
Fred Ward Morgan
Diana Scarwid Angela
Ron Silver Paul Stone
Charles Hallahan Earl Lapin
Josef Sommer Max Richter
Sudie Bond Thelma Rice
Henderson Forsythe Quincy Bissell
E. Katherine Kerr Gilda Schultz
Bruce McGill Mace Hurley
David Strathairn Wesley
J.C. Quinn Curtis Schultz
Kent Broadhurst Carl
Richard Hamilton Georgie
Les Lannom Jimmy
M. Emmet Walsh Walt Yarborough
Graham Jarvis Doctor at Union Meeting

Producers

Larry Cano Executive Producer
Buzz Hirsch Executive Producer
Michael Hausman Producer
Mike Nichols Producer
Tom Stovall Producer
Joel Tuber Producer

Editors

Sam O'Steen

1984 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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