The Hurt Locker (2009)
- Release Date:
Jun 26, 2009
War, Drama, Action
The Hurt Locker movie synopsis: The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world's most dangerous jobs. Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear protect and save but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to the hurt locker.
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Cast:Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce