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The Hurt Locker - Preview

The Hurt Locker

Compiled by Jack Foley

AN intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat.

When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, 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.

The Hurt Locker is based on a script from journalist Mark Boal, who was himself embedded with a real-life bomb disposal unit in Iraq. It’s directed by Kathryn Bigelow, of Point Break/Near Dark fame and is released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2009.