The Hurt Locker


2h 10m 2008
The Hurt Locker

Brief Synopsis

A munitions expert finds defusing bombs in Iraq almost addicting.

Film Details

Also Known As
Démineurs, Hurt Locker, Zona de miedo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
War
Release Date
2008
Production Company
A Company Film Licensing Intl.; A-Company; Animated Extras; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Applause Ruddy Morgan (Arm); Cinefinance; Company 3; Eastman Kodak; Eisner Jaffe LLP; Entertainment Partners; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Fcef; Fintage House; First Light; Fuji; Grosvenor Park; Grosvenor Park; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Ice Films; Insight Film Studios; Joann Kane Music Service; Kodak; Movie-Eye Entertainment; Nordisk Film; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Prorom; SND-Groupe M6; Scarlet Letters; Soho Images; Stone Management, Inc.; The Final Word; Voltage Pictures; Voltage Pictures; Voltage Pictures
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; 52 Weeks Entertainment; Acme Film; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Budapest Film; Cascade Films; Cathay Film Organization; Cineplex; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; DeAPlaneta; Discovery Film; Distribution Company; Golden Scene; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); Myndform; Next Entertainment World (New); Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Nordisk Film Tv; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Studiocanal UK; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Tiglon A.S.; Videa S.P.A; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Kuwait; Jordan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad battle insurgents and each other 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 the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. When Staff Sergeant William James cheerfully takes over the team, his subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge are shocked by what seems like his reckless disregard for military protocol and basic safety measures. And yet, in the fog of war, appearances are never reliable for long. Is James really a swaggering cowboy who lives for peak experiences- or is he a consummate professional who has honed his esoteric craft to high-wire precision? As the fiery chaos of Baghdad threatens to engulf them, the men struggle to understand and contain their mercurial new leader long enough for them to make it home. They have only 38 days left in their tour, but with each new mission comes another deadly encounter, and as James blurs the line between bravery and bravado, it seems only a matter of time before disaster strikes.

Crew

Marwan Abadi

Coordinator

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Barry Ackroyd

Dp/Cinematographer

Yorgos Adamis

Music

Amer Al Dweik

Production

Ali Al Khalaileh

Location Assistant

Mohammad Al Kurdi

Consultant

Rime Al-jabr

Painter

Ameen Al-masri

Wardrobe

Bader Alami

Production Assistant

Helmi Andeen

Special Effects Technician

Dory Aoun

Camera Operator

Ed Araquel

Photography

Ashraf Asa¿ad

Coordinator

Lara Atalla

Casting

Karen Austin

Production Accountant

Hamada Baka

Generator Operator

James Cody Baker

Film Lab

Andrea Ball

Assistant

Yanal Barakat

Assistant Director

Elie Beaino

Electrician

Ray Beckett

Sound Mixer

Ashley Bell

Assistant Director

Marco Beltrami

Music Composer

Mark Bennett

Casting

Kathryn Bigelow

Producer

Melissa F. Binder

Costumes

John Bissell

Music Supervisor

Husny Bkhaa

Grip

R Edward Black

Visual Effects

Chris Boal

Publicity

Mark Boal

Screenplay

Mark Boal

Producer

Michael Boggs

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dale Bredeson

Assistant Director

David Bryan

Art Director

Simon Bysshe

Boom Operator

David Camarena

Visual Effects

Norman Candler

Song

Andy Capicik

Assistant Camera

Gil Carreras

Color Timer

Doran Chandler

Legal Counsel

Nicolas Chartier

Producer

Chady Chehade

Grip

Deborah J Chesebro

Production Accountant

Mike Chiado

Visual Effects

Lee Cleary

Assistant Director

James Clifford

Advisor

Michael Coronado

Software Engineer

Glenn Coulman

Assistant Camera

Phaedra Dahdaleh

Set Costumer

Geoff Dane

Best Boy Electric

Imad Daoudi

Coordinator

Zeid Darwazeh

Office Runner

Rick De Souza

Set Costumer

Firas Dihous

Electrician

Issam Doury

Electrician

Oliver Driscoll

Assistant Camera

Beisan Elias

Camera Assistant

Changsoo Eun

Cg Supervisor

Ziad Faraj

Office Runner

David Fencl

Props

David Fencl

Generator Operator

Sarah Ferguson

Music Coordinator

Robert Finnigan

Loader

Dean Fitzpatrick

Transportation Coordinator

Michelle Fitzpatrick

Assistant Director

Blair Foord

Special Effects Foreman

Rick Franklin

Sound Effects Editor

Micah Gardener

Production Coordinator

Mitch Gates

Cg Supervisor

Bassel Ghandour

Production Assistant

J Gibson

Production Supervisor

Max Glickman

Assistant Camera

Gary Glitter

Song

Endre Granat

Music

Kris Grunewald

Best Boy Grip

Ernst Gschwind

Special Effects Foreman

Theresa Guntli

Production Assistant

Yelka Gutierrez

Makeup Designer

Omar Habibb

Assistant

Abdel Salam Hajj

Camera

Dana Hamel

Makeup Artist

Isaac Hamon

Stunt Performer

Karen Han

Music

Khalil Harb

Generator Operator

Jamie Hardt

Sound Effects Editor

Kimberly Harris

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Breanna Hartley

Business Affairs

Nicolas Harvard

Assistant Director

Karma Hijawi

Costumes

Majd Hijjawi

Production Secretary

Mark D Houston

Accounting Assistant

Darren Howard

Security

Nadeer Ibrahim

Art Director

Dave Inkster

Property Master

Chris Innis

Editor

Setenay Ishak

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sana'a Jaber

Assistant Art Director

Dale Jahraus

Camera Operator

Mohamed Jawad

Production Assistant

Niels Reedtz Johansen

Dp/Cinematographer

Niels Reedtz Johansen

Director Of Photography

Paul Joyal

Production Designer

Ryan Juggler

Assistant Sound Editor

Karl Juliusson

Production Designer

Rafiq Kamhawi

Props Buyer

Haitham Kayed

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Kaz

Assistant Editor

Tom Kendall

Visual Effects Producer

Russell Kennedy

Assistant Camera

Mher Keshishian

Key Grip

Mouna Khaali

Assistant Camera

Fuad Khalil

Production Consultant

Melik Khazzoum

Electrician

Karim Kheir

Generator Operator

Marwan Kheir

Construction Coordinator

Prince Khoury

Grip

Aslaug Konradsdottir

Script Supervisor

John Kurlander

Music

Karima Ladjimi

Production Manager

Jamie Lake

Location Manager

Ernst Lanninjer

Special Effects Technician

Jackie Lee

Executive

Jenn Lee

Associate Producer

Jenn Lee

Associate Producer

Daniel J Lester

Assistant Costume Designer

George L. Little

Costume Designer

Rupert Lloyd

Editorial Assistant

Bruce Lomet

Production Executive

Dan Lopez

Cg Supervisor

David Lourie

Assistant Camera

Rob Lycar

Production Manager

Mohamed Mahseeri

Wardrobe Assistant

Mike Malik

Property Master

Mike Malik

Generator Operator

Tony Mark

Executive Producer

Tony Mark

Unit Production Manager

Antonio Marsh

Stunt Performer

Issa Matalka

Publicity

Shannon Mca'nulty

Business Affairs

Donall Mccusker

Coproducer

Scott Mcdonald

Camera Operator

Kurt Mckeever

Cgi Artist

Jim Mckeown

Production Coordinator

Elie Merhi

Best Boy Grip

Moira Meyer

Costume Supervisor

Gavin Miljkovich

Visual Effects

Matthew Moffatt

Gaffer

Jeremiah Morey

Film Lab

David Morris

Office Runner

Bashir Mouawad

Electrician

Vicky Mulholland

Costume Designer

Duraid Munajim

Camera Operator

Bob Murawski

Editor

Tamir Naber

Camera Assistant

Stephen Nakamura

Colorist

Osama Namrouka

Best Boy Electric

Mahdi Nawafleh

Transportation Manager

Mohamed Nawafleh

Location Assistant

Zeid Nawafleh

Video Assist/Playback

Dave Neuberger

Visual Effects

Ian Nothnagel

Set Decorator

Jonathon Olley

Photography

Fadi Omeish

Set Costumer

Paul N. J. Ottosson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul N. J. Ottosson

Sound Designer

Daniel Parker

Hair

Julie Pearce

Music Editor

Debbie Peterson

Accounting Assistant

Robin Pritchard

Makeup Artist

Raya Qaraein

Production Assistant

Jules Quesnel

Dolly Grip

Nin Rai

Caterer

Sara Rakhshandeh

Wardrobe

Elizabeth Rapley

Makeup Designer

Paul Raven

Song

Abed Al Fatah Rayan

Wardrobe Assistant

Imad Rechiche

Assistant Camera

Janice Rhodes

Hair Stylist

Barrie Rice

Stunt Coordinator

Barrie Rice

Security

Barrie Rice

Technical Advisor

Erik G Rogers

Visual Effects Producer

Alex Romano

Visual Effects

Peter Rotter

Music

John Sanacore

Foley Editor

Buck Sanders

Music

Fadi Saraf

Craft Service

Lara Sawalha

Assistant

Issa Sawaqed

Production Coordinator

Rodolfo Scali

Craft Service

Jack Schuster

Associate Producer

Jack Schuster

Post-Production Supervisor

John R Scott

Assistant

Ana Sebal

Script Supervisor

Sami Sehweil

Video Assist/Playback

Ali Shaheen

Video Assist/Playback

Yahya Shaheen

Production Assistant

Greg Shapiro

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Démineurs, Hurt Locker, Zona de miedo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
War
Release Date
2008
Production Company
A Company Film Licensing Intl.; A-Company; Animated Extras; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Applause Ruddy Morgan (Arm); Cinefinance; Company 3; Eastman Kodak; Eisner Jaffe LLP; Entertainment Partners; Equinoxe Films; Equinoxe Films; Fcef; Fintage House; First Light; Fuji; Grosvenor Park; Grosvenor Park; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Ice Films; Insight Film Studios; Joann Kane Music Service; Kodak; Movie-Eye Entertainment; Nordisk Film; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Prorom; SND-Groupe M6; Scarlet Letters; Soho Images; Stone Management, Inc.; The Final Word; Voltage Pictures; Voltage Pictures; Voltage Pictures
Distribution Company
Summit Entertainment, LLC; 52 Weeks Entertainment; Acme Film; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Belga Films; Budapest Film; Cascade Films; Cathay Film Organization; Cineplex; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; DeAPlaneta; Discovery Film; Distribution Company; Golden Scene; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); Myndform; Next Entertainment World (New); Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Nordisk Film Tv; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Studiocanal UK; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Summit Entertainment, Llc; Tiglon A.S.; Videa S.P.A; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Kuwait; Jordan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Award Wins

Best Director

2010
Kathryn Bigelow

Best Original Screenplay

2010
Mark Boal

Best Picture

2010

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2009 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of five 2009 awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jeremy Renner), Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of five 2009 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jeremy Renner), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of four 2009 Satellite Awards including Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Jeremy Renner), Best Director, Best Editing and Best Motion Picture, Drama by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of six 2009 Orange Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Director by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Director by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Winner of the 2009 award for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor (Jeremy Renner) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2009 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2009 award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS).

Winner of the 2009 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Winner of the 2009 Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Winner of the 2009 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic by the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of three 2009 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Jeremy Renner) by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best Director and Best Ensemble by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best Picture and Best Director by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best Picture and Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best Picture and Best Director by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Nominated for two 2008 Spirit Awards including Best Male Lead (Jeremy Renner) and Best Supporting Male (Anthony Mackie) by Film Independent (FIND).

Winner of four awards including the Signis Award (Competition), the La Navicella - Venezia Cinema Award, the Human Rights Film Network Award and the Arca Cinemagiovani Award at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer June 26, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States February 2010

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) June 17-28, 2009.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.

Summit Entertainment acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer June 26, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 13-21, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) June 17-28, 2009.)

Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.)

Nominated for two 2009 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Jeremy Renner) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).