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The Hurt Locker

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Original title
The Hurt Locker
Running time
125 min.
United States United States
Mark Boal
Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Barry Ackroyd
Summit Entertainment, First Light Production, Kingsgate Films, Grosvenor Park Media, Voltage Pictures. Distributor: Summit Entertainment
War. Action. Thriller. Drama | Iraq War. Independent Film (US)
The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. In Iraq, when a new sergeant, William James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge (Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty), by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he’s indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. From visionary filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker is based on first-hand observation by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal who was stationed on assignment with a special bomb unit.
Rankings Position
2009: 6 Academy Awards, including Best Movie and Best Director. 9 Nominations.
2009: 3 Nominations for Golden Globes: Best Movie Drama, Director, Screenplay.
2009: 6 BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, Director and Screenplay. 8 Nominations
2009: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Best Director. 3 Nominations
2009: Satellite Awards: Best Film Drama, Director & Actor (Jeremy Renner)
2009: Critics Choice Awards: Best Picture.
2009: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film & Director. 3 Nominations
2009: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2009: 2 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture and Director. 8 Nominations
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 5 awards including Best Picture & Director
2009: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 5 Awards, incl. Best Film. 6 Nominations
2009: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2009: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
2009: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2009: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Actor (Renner)
2009: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Renner) & Sup. Actor (Mackie)
2008: Venice Film Festival: SIGNIS Award. Nominated for Golden Lion
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