Based on true events, Radium Girls follows teen sisters, Bessie (Joey King) and Jo Cavallo (Abby Quinn), who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. Set in the late 20’s the factory workers are all women who are supporting their families and consider themselves lucky to be employed. When Jo looses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels. She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming of age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. Running out of time as Jo’s health declines, the Radium Girls must decide whether they have the resources to prevail against American Radium or whether their interests are best served by accepting a settlement out of court. The national sensation following the notorious case of the Radium Girls in 1928 ultimately let to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity.

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Radium Girls (2018)

Unrated

Drama · 1h 43m

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Based on true events, Radium Girls follows teen sisters, Bessie (Joey King) and Jo Cavallo (Abby Quinn), who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. Set in the late 20’s the factory workers are all women who are supporting their families and consider themselves lucky to be employed. When Jo looses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels. She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming of age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. Running out of time as Jo’s health declines, the Radium Girls must decide whether they have the resources to prevail against American Radium or whether their interests are best served by accepting a settlement out of court. The national sensation following the notorious case of the Radium Girls in 1928 ultimately let to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Cine Mosaic
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Cast
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Joey King

Bessie
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Abby Quinn

Josephine
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Cara Seymour

Wiley Stephens
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Scott Shepherd

Mr. Leech
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Susan Heyward

Etta
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Neal Huff

Dr. Flint
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Collin Kelly-Sordelet

Walt
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John Bedford Lloyd

Arthur Roeder
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Joe Grifasi

Nonno
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Brandon Gill

Thomas
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Olivia Macklin

Paula
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Colby Minifie

Doris
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Greg Hildreth

Henry Berry
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Veanne Cox

Dr. Katherine Drinker
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Tom Galantich

Radium Lawyer
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Steven Hauck

Dr. Marland
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Carol Cadby

Mrs. Butkiss
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Gina Piersanti

Hazel
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Juliana Sass

Agnes
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Neil Akins

Judge
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Gemma Josephine

Reporter Radclyffe (as Gemma Schreier)
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Adam LeFevre

Carnival Barker
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Heather Thiry

Court Stenographer
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Grace Gray

Miriam
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India Ennenga

Edna
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Zazie Ray-Trapido

Frances
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Steve French

Radio Announcer
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Ken Holmes

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Ivy Rose Lynn

American Radium Worker (uncredited)
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Annarosa Mudd

American Radium worker (uncredited)
Crew
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Lydia Dean Pilcher

Director
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Ginny Mohler

Director
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Ginny Mohler

Writer
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Brittany Shaw

Writer
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