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.
With a small $12 million domestic box office gross, this is the lowest grossing Best Picture winner ever since box office results were regularly counted even without adjusting for inflation. Best picture winners from the 1960s have even out grossed The Hurt Locker (2008)... ...
Colonel John Cambridge:
So long. Thank you.
It is apparent that the location set was Jordan, not Iraq. In one scene, a wall displays a Jordanian soccer team's name drawn in Arabic; in another, a cell phone shop has an ad for a Jordanian cell phone provider (Umniah). Both are purely Jordanian.
There are no opening credits, not even a title.
€48,188 (Italy) (10 October 2008)
$17,017,811 (USA) (12 May 2015)