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Story

James Bridges (Urban Cowboy, Bright Lights, Big City) directed this 1979 film that became a worldwide sensation when, just weeks after its release, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurred. Jane Fonda (Klute, Julia) plays a television news reporter who is not taken very seriously until a routine story at the local nuclear power plant leads her to what may be a cover-up of epic proportions. She and her cameraman, played by Michael Douglas (Wall Street, American President), hook up with a whistleblower at the plant, played by Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger, Missing). Together they try to uncover the dangers lurking beneath the nuclear reactor and avoid being silenced by the business interests behind the plant. Though topical, the film (produced by Douglas) works on its own as a socially conscious thriller that entertains even as it spurs its audience to think. --Robert Lane

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Jane FondaKimberly Wells
Jack LemmonJack Godell
Michael DouglasRichard Adams
James HamptonBill Gibson
Wilford BrimleyTed Spindler
Richard HerdEvan McCormack
James KarenMac Churchill
Nick PellegrinoBorden
Lewis ArquetteHatcher

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  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: James Bridges
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 122 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 16, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 28, 2001
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