Fairly accurate recounting of the story of Karen Silkwood, the Oklahoma nuclear-plant worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the Kerr-McGee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate.Written by
Susan C. Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Despite Karen's fame after her death for her activism, her three children never fully got over her leaving them with their father and his girlfriend after their parents split up. In NewsOK, the children were quoted saying, "To tell the truth, we were kind of glad that publicity died down after a while. It made it easier to move on. I really, really appreciate what she did for the world, I can't appreciate what she did for me, my brother, and my sister." People magazine reports that Michael Meadows' clearest memory of his mother is a swat on the buttocks for using a soft drink rather than milk in a bowl of cereal. "It's sad that you remember a BAD thing," he said. See more »
When men looking for radiation search the house, Karen and Dolly are questioned and Dolly is taken away. Soon afterward, in a close shot of Karen, Dolly is in the background. See more »
I thought this was a very nice film. It was nice to see three people acting well together (Cher, Meryl Streep and Kurt Russell). This type of story is very intersting to me. We see radiation treated so comically on The Simpsons but it is a very serious thing. Also, I thought it was great to have a film that had such simple locations and sets. No special fx were necessary and the result was a nice film with a good story. I would recommend Silkwood to anyone who likes these actors and anyone who is interested in true stories or films about organized labor.
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