The Hurt Locker

TitleThe Hurt Locker
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBigelow, Kathryn
Running Time131 min
Date Released08.2008
DistributorSummit Entertainment
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

This is a critically acclaimed war film produced during the time of the American War in Iraq. US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with that of their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the book: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of whom may be bombers themselves.

Cast

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Suhail Al-Dabbach, Christopher Sayegh, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce.

Credits

Director of photography: Barry Ackroyd; production designer: Karl Júlíusson; editors: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis; costume designer: George Little; music by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders.

Genre

War, Drama, Action

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