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The Hurt Locker / directed by Kathryn Bigelow ; written by Mark Boal ; produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro ; Summit Entertainment presents in association with Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media, LP. and F.C.E.F.SA. a Voltage Pictures, First Light, Kingsgate Films production ; a Kathryn Bigelow film ; executive producer, Tony Mark ; director of photography, Barry Ackroyd.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2010]

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General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal; "The hurt locker: behind the scenes" featurette; Image gallery.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Production designer, Karl Júlíusson ; editors, Bob Murawski, Chris Innis ; costume designer, George Little ; music by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders ; sound design, Paul N.J. Ottosson.
Participant or Performer Note: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Suhail Al-Dabbach, Christopher Sayegh, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce.
Summary, etc.: US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with that of their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the book: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of whom may be bombers themselves.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for war violence and language.
System Details Note: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby 2.0 surround.
Language Note: Dialogue in English or dubbed Spanish with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note: Academy Award 2009: Best Picture, Best Director.
Subject: Bomb squads > Iraq > Baghdad > Drama.
Urban warfare > Iraq > Baghdad > Drama.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Drama.
Military missions > Drama.
United States. Army > Military life > Drama.
United States. Army > Unit cohesion > Drama.
United States. Army > Safety measures.
Fear > Drama.
Courage > Drama.
Bombas explosivas > Irak > Baghdad > Teatro.
Guerra de guerrillas > Irak > Baghdad > Teatro.
Misiones militares > Irak > Baghdad > Teatro.
Feature films > United States.
Genre: War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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