Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Finnes, Guy Pearce
Released: February 4, 2010
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 131 minutes
Story: "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".
Jeremy Renner SSgt. William James
Anthony Mackie Sgt. JT Sanborn
Brian Geraghty Spc. Owen Eldridge
Guy Pearce Sgt. Matt Thompson
Ralph Fiennes Contractor Team Leader
David Morse Colonel Reed
Evangeline Lilly Connie James
Christian Camargo Col. John Cambridge
Suhail Al-Dabbach Black Suit Man
Christopher Sayegh Beckham
Nabil Koni Professor Nabil
Sam Spruell Contractor Charlie
Sam Redford Contractor Jimmy
Feisal Sadoun Contractor Feisal
Barrie Rice Contractor Chris