The Plutonium Incident (1980)


The Karen Silkwood case provided the rather obvious inspiration for this fictionalized account of a plutonium plant employee who becomes the target of management as well as union harassment when she tries to blow the whistle on the company for negligent safety procedures, and soon finds her life in peril.

Director: Richard Michaels.
Writer: Dalene Young.
Stars: Janet Margolin, Bo Hopkins, Joseph Campanella, Powers Boothe, Jordan Charney, J.A. Preston, Nicholas Pryor, Bibi Besch, Judith Penrod, Margaret Martin, Larry Musser, Blu Mankuma, Christian Bruyère, Don MacKay, Stephen E. Miller, Robert Silcock, Tim Dundom, David Major, Lloyd Berry, Fred Latremouille, Jackson Davies, Bob Robertson, Fred Galloway.


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One Comment

  1. Tveitt Irgens
    March 9, 2022

    Three years junior to Stronger Than the Sun, which I haven’t seen in a long time, but I remember that one as being more punchy. But I guess both of them served their purpose well to instill people with fear of nuclear energy.

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