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.
James Cameron said about ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow's film, "I think this could be the Platoon (1986) for the Iraq War." Subsequently, the film became the first modern-war film since Platoon to win Best Picture.
Sergeant JT Sanborn:
Maybe you shouldn't take this down. You know, we get a lot of mortars at night. You know, the plywood on the windows help with the lateral frag coming through. That's why it's up dere.
Staff Sergeant William James: Yeah, well, it's not going to stop a mortar round from coming in...
Youtube is mentioned. Movie takes place in 2004. Youtube created February 2005.
There are no opening credits, not even a title.
$145,352 (USA) (26 June 2009)
$15,700,000 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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