R | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
On meeting Cher for the first time, Meryl Streep said, "I was already in the mindset of 'My friend is coming, I have somebody on my side.'" In a 1983 interview Streep said that there was some awkwardness between them in the beginning, but it quickly dissipated. "We... ...
Man on the intercom:
Karen Silkwood: Karen Silkwood.
Drew Stephens: Drew Stephens.
Dolly Pelliker: Dolly Pelliker.
Kerr McGee's Cimmeron plant is on the east side of Hwy 74, between Crescent to the north and Oklahoma City to the south. Opening scenes show a mileage sign for Crescent, which is really the opposite direction. This also causes incorrect footage for placement and direction of travel in later scenes (ex. placement of car in accident, tow truck pulling wrecked car past Crescent Cafe, etc.)
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
$1,218,322 (USA) (18 December 1983)
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