Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Mike Nichols
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
131 min

in everything.

She puts pineapple in pineapple.

What you got?

What do you want?

- Mystery meat.

- It's no mystery.

What's that?

Peanut butter again?

Lay off my sandwich.

I don't want that.

- Hey, Thelma.

- Hi, honey.

How's your daughter doing?

She's had

one of them remissions.

If you believe in them.

Thank the Lord I got six others.

Mr. Hurley?

I hear you want the weekend off.

- I know it's late.

- we can't give it to you.

This plant's operating

24 hours a day on a deadline.

- You know that.

- Yeah.

How about if I get somebody

to switch with me?

Most people are working

a double shift now.

So, anyway...

don't everybody

volunteer at once.

We have a revival, Karen.

And you?

Jimmy and me are going

to Oklahoma City for a concert.

Curtis would have a fit.

Promised my kid

I'd take him to Gar Creek.

How about you, Carl?

I got to work myself.

- what the hell was that?

- It's a test.

How do you know?

This is a test.

This is only a test.

You always say that.

You know some poor son

of a b*tch got his ass fried.

What I don't get is

how we have all these tests...

but never go through the drill.

If this was a real

airborne contamination...

we're supposed

to get out of here.

We can't do the drill.

It might stop production

for ten minutes.

If it had been the real thing,

they'd shut down the plant...

and I could have had

the whole weekend.

Karen, I've been thinking.

If you'll work

the next shift back-to-back. ..

I'll switch with you.

Don't tell Curtis, hear?

You mean Curtis

still doesn't like me?

No, but you know how he is.

What are they doing

to that truck?

Move on out, OK?


You coming, or aren't you?

What's there to do down there?

Nothing. There's nothing

to do down there.

All right. I'll come.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron ( EF-rən; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002-03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. more…

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