The Hurt Locker
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  • Winner of 6 Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing.  Nominated for 9 Oscars overall. 

    Baghdad, 2007: Not where you want to be.

    The cradle of civilization has become a city of bombs.  Every fifteen minutes an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explodes with deadly impact … or must be disarmed.

    Enter the bomb squad – the only unit trained to disarm these deadly devices.  B-Company is the elite of the elite, running to the ticking bombs when everyone else runs away.  Still, the daily confrontations have begun to take their toll on two of its best soldiers, Sergeant Sanborn, an ex-Ranger who never threw a punch he didn’t think was well-deserved, and Specialist Eldridge, a young Socrates with a rifle, who believes all men are created equal – except the ones in his M4 scope.

    With only 38 days left in their tour, Sanborn and Eldridge are forced to work with a new team leader, a mysterious tech named William James who treats the job like a cowboy going for a Sunday ride. James is good – maybe too good – and his strut scares the other men.  It’s almost as if he enjoys toying with death.

    As the insurgency escalate their attacks and the bomb squad face increasingly tougher odds in the dangerous game of cat and mouse, James’ strange urge for danger pushes Sanborn and Eldridge to the edge of acceptable risk – and then takes them way beyond what they thought possible … until they are forced to choose between following James and saving their own lives.

    With just 16 days left, the team receives its hardest mission yet: charge into the blazing aftermath of an exploded oil tanker.  James is ready.  Sanborn puts on his gloves.  Eldridge cocks his rifle.  And they go. The three men charge into that smoky inferno … shots ring out … a body falls … and only two men come walking back.

    Now, they’re all in the Hurt Locker.  And there are still 15 days left in the tour.
    DIRECTOR: 
    Kathryn Bigelow
    STARRING: 
    Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes
    GENRE: 
    Drama
    STATUS: 
    Completed
    YEAR: 
    2008
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