The Hurt Locker Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jeremy Renner, Nicolas Chartier, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Bigelow, David Morse, Brian Geraghty, Mark Boal, Greg Shapiro, Sam Spruell, Tony Mark, Jenn Lee

Release Date:

Friday, June 26 , 2009

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 10 m

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The Hurt Locker Plot: What's the story?

"The Hurt Locker" 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 doing one of the world's most dangerous jobs. Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another 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 psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to "the hurt locker."

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Hurt Locker?

A look at the The Hurt Locker behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kathryn Bigelow last directed Detroit and Zero Dark Thirty. The film's writer Mark Boal last wrote Triple Frontier and Detroit.


Mark Boal


Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Nicolas Chartier
Greg Shapiro

Production Timeline: When did the The Hurt Locker come together?

On or about January 7, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

The Hurt Locker Release Date: When was it released?

The Hurt Locker was released in 2009 on Friday, June 26, 2009 There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including My Sister's Keeper, Surveillance and Cheri.
United States
June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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