The Controversial true story that inflamed a nation. Meryl Streep (Still of the Night) stars in this stunning, provacative and daring drama about one woman's struggle against a huge corporation. Karen Silkwood (Streep) lives a freespirited existence with two friends, Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell, Death Proof) and Dolly Peliker (Cher, Moonstruck), who work with herat a Oklahoma nuclear facility. It's onl when she discovers she's been exposed to radiation that Karen's conscience awakens, and soon she is digging for evidence of wrongdoing at her company. But her sudden zeal for safer working condidtions may come at a high proce as sahe alienates friends and possibly even puts her own life in peril. Excellent direction by Miek Nichols (The Graduate) witth a screenplay by Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seatle) and Alice Arlen (Alamo Bay) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Craig T. Nelson, Diana Sommer, Fred Ward, Ron Silver, Charles Hollahan, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, M. Emmet Walsh, Tes Harper, and Will Patton. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, Actress Streep, Supporting Actress Cher, Director Nicols, Original Screenplay Ephron and Editing Sam I'Steen.