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The Hurt Locker

2009 Drama, Thriller, War


Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Directed by

Kathryn Bigelow

Written by

Mark Boal (Screenplay)


131 minutes


United States of America




Jeremy Renner
as Sgt. William James
Anthony Mackie
as Sgt. JT Sanborn
Brian Geraghty
as Spc. Owen Eldridge
Guy Pearce
as Sgt. Matt Thompson
Ralph Fiennes
as Mercenary Team Leader
David Morse
as Col. Reed
Evangeline Lilly
as Connie James
Christopher Sayegh
as Beckham


Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing

Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay


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