R | | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
First dramatic feature film about the Iraq War to win an Academy Award. First post-Vietnam War movie about a modern war to win the Best Picture Academy Award. First war movie to win the Best Picture Academy Award since The English Patient (1996). First war movie to win a ... ...
Spc. Owen Eldridge:
Aren't you glad the Army has all these tanks parked here? Just in case the Russians come and we have to have a big tank battle?
Sergeant JT Sanborn: I'd rather be on the side with the tanks, just in case, than not have 'em.
Spc. Owen Eldridge: Yeah, but they don't do anything. I mean, ...
Sergeant JT Sanborn: ...
The bombs pictured would not have to be "disarmed" as portrayed. The military munitions were fused with primer cord. Simply cutting the primer cord would have isolated the bomb from the electrical cap ignition circuit, thereby making it inert. Primer cord explodes but with the force of a M-40 firecracker, not high explosive force. Primacord is, in fact, a high explosive that explodes at a velocity much greater than a firecracker, approx 23,000 fps.
There are no opening credits, not even a title.
€48,188 (Italy) (10 October 2008)
$17,017,811 (USA) (12 May 2015)
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