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Silkwood Movie

Movie Summary for Silkwood


This 80ís movie is about a woman who finds out that her employer isnít complying with the law.

Silkwood DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Silkwood was released on October 7, 2003 by MGM (Video & DVD) and is rated R.


In the movie Silkwood, Karen Silkwood works as an employee at Oklahomasí nuclear facility plant. However, during her time in the plant, she notices malpractices all around.

Thatís why the main character of the film Silkwood decides to take this information to the press. Unfortunately Kerr-McGee, the company that owns the plant, has other plans for her.


Karen Silkwood - Meryl Streep
Drew Stephens - Kurt Russell
Dolly Pelliker - Cher
Winston - Craig T. Nelson
Morgan - Fred Ward


The movie Silkwood is based on the true story of Karen Silkwood.

The film Silkwood is directed by award winning director Mike Nichols, who also directed ďThe Graduate.Ē

Academy Awards:

Meryl Streep won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Karen Silkwood in Silkwood.

Cher won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Dolly Pelliker in Silkwood.

Mike Nichols won for Best Director for Silkwood.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Silkwood was released to theatres on 12/14/1983 by 20th Century Fox, and grossed $35,615,609 at the box office in the US.

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