The Hurt Locker


The Hurt Locker Synopsis

"The Hurt Locker," winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, 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 in one of the world’s most dangerous places. Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other 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 effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. These men spoke of explosions as putting you in “the hurt locker.

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82nd Academy Award Winners!
The Hurt Locker sweeps this year's award show to take Best Picture and Best Director!
LIVE! Chat About Oscar Winners as They're Announced!
Get your two cents in about this year's Academy Award winners as they happen. Watch LIVE red carpet footage now!
The Hurt Locker Producer Nicolas Chartier Banned from Oscar Ceremony Celebration
The producer is being penalized after negative emails he wrote about Avatar to Academy members came to light.
The Hurt Locker Producer Apologizes for Anti-Avatar Oscar Related Emails
Producer Nicolas Chartier is in some hot water over emails he sent that violated Academy rules.
The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners
The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air take home the feature film awards.
The 82nd Annual Academy Award Nominations Are In!
Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the Oscar race with 9 nominations each.
2010 Writers Guild of America Nominations Announced
Avatar, Star Trek and The Hangover are among the nominated films.
Directors Guild Nominations Announced
James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow among the nominees.
2010 Producers Guild Nominations Announced
Take a look at the film and long-form television nominations.
Avatar, The Hurt Locker Sweep in Critics Awards
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Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations Announced
The Hurt Locker and Big Fan both lead the pack with three nominations apiece.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The Hurt Locker Cast and Crew Interviews
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and director Kathryn Bigelow discuss the most intense thriller of the summer.
New The Hurt Locker Trailer Premieres!
Here's a brand new look at the new Kathryn Bigelow film.
NYCC 2009: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jeremy Renner Spills the Deal on Hurt Locker
The star of the film reveals details about the new film from Kathryn Bigelow.
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