Silkwood 37 years old

On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood, an employee of a nuclear facility, left to meet with a reporter from the New York Times. She never got there.

Silkwood

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Credits

Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill

Mace Hurley

James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn

Los Alamos Doctor

Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson

Winston

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep

Karen Silkwood

Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell

Drew Stephens

Silkwood Cast

Name Character
M. Emmet Walsh He was 48, now 86 years old as Walt Yarborough
Diana Scarwid She was 28, now 66 years old as Angela
Meryl Streep She was 34, now 72 years old as Karen Silkwood
Kurt Russell He was 32, now 70 years old as Drew Stephens
Craig T. Nelson He was 39, now 77 years old as Winston
James Rebhorn He was 35, 65 years old when he died as Los Alamos Doctor
Richard Hamilton He was 61, 82 years old when he died as Georgie
Fred Ward He was 40, now 78 years old as Morgan
David Strathairn He was 34, now 72 years old as Wesley
Ray Baker He was 35, now 73 years old as Pete Dawson
Josef Sommer He was 49, now 87 years old as Max Richter
Bruce McGill He was 33, now 71 years old as Mace Hurley
Charles Hallahan He was 40, 54 years old when he died as Earl Lapin
Kent Broadhurst He was 43, now 81 years old as Carl
Ron Silver He was 37, 62 years old when he died as Paul Stone
J. C. Quinn He was 43, 63 years old when he died as Curtis Schultz
Graham Jarvis He was 53, 72 years old when he died as Doctor at Union Meeting
Cher She was 37, now 75 years old as Dolly Pelliker
Sudie Bond She was 55, 56 years old when she died as Thelma Rice
Les Lannom He was 37, now 74 years old as Jimmy
Henderson Forsythe He was 66, 88 years old when he died as Quincy Bissell
Bill Cobbs He was 49, now 87 years old as Man in Lunchroom

Silkwood Crew

Name Department
Sam O'Steen as Editor. He was 60 (76) years old when He died Editing
Mary Goldberg as Casting. Production
Alice Arlen as Screenplay. She was 43 (75) years old when She died Writing
Larry Cano as Executive Producer. Production
Buzz Hirsch as Executive Producer. Production
Ann Roth as Costume Design. She was 52 (now 89) years old Costume & Make-Up
Silkwood poster
Silkwood (37 years)

On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood, an employee of a nuclear facility, left to meet with a reporter from the New York Times. She never got there.

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 14, 1983
  • Runtime: 131 minutes