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.
Director Kathryn Bigelow had the rare luxury of final cut on the film.
You the guy in the flaming car, Sergeant James?
Staff Sergeant William James: Afternoon, sir. Uh... uh, yes, sir.
Colonel Reed: Well, that's just hot shit. You're a wild man, you know that?
Staff Sergeant William James: Uh, yes, sir.
Colonel Reed: He's a wild man. You know that? I want to shake your hand.
Staff Sergeant William James: Thank you, sir.
Colonel Reed: Yeah. How many...
Near the end of the film, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters are seen transporting soldiers to Iraq. In reality, Chinooks are operated exclusively by the US Army, yet here they are shown bearing US Marine Corps markings and colour scheme.
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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