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The hurt locker / Voltage Pictures presents in association with Grosvenor Park Media, LP. and F.C.E.F. SA., a Voltage Pictures/First Light/Kingsgate Films production of a Kathryn Bigelow film ; produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro ; written by Mark Boal ; directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Renner, Jeremy. (Added Author). Fiennes, Ralph. (Added Author). Bigelow, Kathryn. (Added Author). Boal, Mark (Added Author). Chartier, Nicolas. (Added Author). Shapiro, Greg. (Added Author). Mackie, Anthony, 1978- (Added Author). Geraghty, Brian. (Added Author). Lilly, Evangeline, 1979- (Added Author). Morse, David, 1953- (Added Author). Pearce, Guy, 1967- (Added Author). Beltrami, Marco. (Added Author). Sanders, Buck, 1971- (Added Author). Voltage Pictures. (Added Author). Grosvenor Park Media. (Added Author). Film Capital Europe Funds (Firm) (Added Author). First Light (Firm) (Added Author). Kingsgate (Firm) (Added Author). Summit Entertainment. (Added Author). Maple Pictures. (Added Author). Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editors, Bob Murawski, Chris Innis ; music, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Distributed in Canada by Maple Pictures, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Speical features: audio commentary with Kathryn Bigelow & writer Mark Baol; behind the scenes; image gallery.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editors, Bob Murawski, Chris Innis ; music, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.
Participant or Performer Note: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, 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 James arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with 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 books: 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 who may be bombers themselves.
Target Audience Note: Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
System Details Note: DVD; Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital.
Language Note: In English or Spanish; optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note: Oscar winner, 2009
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.
Feature films > United States.
Genre: War films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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