R | | Drama, Thriller, War
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.
The expression "the hurt locker" is a preexisting slang term for a situation involving trouble or pain, which can be traced back to the Vietnam War. According to the movie's website, it is soldier vernacular in Iraq to speak of explosions as sending you to "the hurt locker."
Staff Sergeant William James:
There's enough bang in there to send us all to Jesus. I'm gonna die, I wanna die comfortable.
When Sgt. James removes the bomb from Beckham's stomach, you can see a crew member in the background behind the curtain. Sgt. James is supposed to be the only person in the building.
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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