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A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Cher & Meryl Streep have stated in interviews that they both were secretly nervous about performing together onscreen. After their initial meeting the two became close friends and remain friends today. Many years later they would both appear in the Farrelly brothers comedy "Stuck On You", coincidentally both portraying themselves in the film.
Man on the intercom:
Karen Silkwood: Karen Silkwood.
Drew Stephens: Drew Stephens.
Dolly Pelliker: Dolly Pelliker.
In a scene set in Washington, D.C. in 1974, a marching band can be heard in the background performing Kool and the Gang's "Celebration". The song was released in 1980.
$1,218,322 18 December 1983
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