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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
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What a fine film 'Silkwood' is. Moment after fine moment brings tears to my eyes. Mike Nichols direction is superb and the entire cast, from supporting roles to lead roles are exceptional.
This is the film that Meryl Streep should have won her Best Actress Academy for (no slight of the other extraordinary female performances that came out in 1983), but Ms. Streep's performance speaks straight to my heart. Her warmth and generosity as a being, radiates love and empathy through her portrayal of the tragic heroine Karen Silkwood.
Cher is remarkable and real. Both her and Kurt Russell give the performances of their carreer.
'Silkwood' is an underrated acheivement (no doubt deemeed to slow by many), but the pace and the drama are expert examples of what discering films have to offer.
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