RMG 327 – Silkwood (1983)

November 22, 2023

You can watch the VIDEO version of this episode here: Retro Movie Geek: Ep. 327 – Silkwood (1983) Movie Review – YouTube

On this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Nathan Bartlebaugh (check out more from Nathan HERE and HERE), and are geeking out over Silkwood (1983) and

  • how real the characters feel
  • making ends meet
  • great storytelling
  • letting the actors cook
  • and much, much more!


Meryl Streep stars in this unforgettable film as Karen Silkwood, a flirtatious, difficult, yet likeable young divorced woman who works in her Oklahoma town’s plutonium plant.

Sharing a house with two other co-workers, boyfriend Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell) and the lonely, yearning Dolly Pelliker (Cher), Silkwood’s routine of punching in and out of work and living for the weekends is suddenly changed when she becomes contaminated with plutonium. Speaking out against the plant’s safety hazards, Karen loses her job status, her friends and eventually, her life.

A powerful and deeply moving drama.



Leave us your voicemail feedback at (484) 577-3876.

Check out Darrell’s other cool podcasts here.

Check out Peter’s Retro Reviews over at ForgottenFlix.com here.

Check out The Forgotten Flix Podcast here.

Special thanks to Kevin Spencer for the fantastic show logo!

Special thanks to Hayden for the use of his fantastic music for our opening theme this episode! You can check out more from this amazing artist here!

Special thanks to Retro Promenade for the use of music from the album Carpenter. Music use permitted under a Creative Commons license. CLICK HERE and get a copy of the album and support these fantastic artists!

Retro Movie Geek © 2015