15 certificateThe Hurt Locker is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Hurt Locker is a 4 star programme

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

Directed by
Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow's compelling fact-based, Iraq-set bomb disposal drama was scripted by journalist Mark Boal, drawing on his experiences while embedded with a United States Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in 2004.

The focus is on the complex characters making up Bravo Company, who disable and destroy improvised explosive devices. The days are ticking down to the end of the bomb squad's tour, but their role puts the team in harm's way around the clock. And it doesn't help that one of the team is addicted to risk taking and pays scant attention to standard procedure, putting other lives in danger, as well as his own. The Hurt Locker provides a tense glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary men, and also probes the various psychologies of people whose job could kill them at any moment, as well as - briefly - exploring how they cope once away from their adrenaline-soaked vocation.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner...SFC William James
Image for Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie...Sgt. JT Sanborn
Brian Geraghty...Spc. Owen Eldridge
Image for Guy PearceGuy Pearce...SSG Matt Thompson
Image for Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes...Contractor Team Leader
Image for David MorseDavid Morse...Col. Reed
Image for Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly...Connie James
Image for Christian CamargoChristian Camargo...Lt. Col. John Cambridge
Suhail Aldabbach...Black Suit Man
Christopher Sayegh...Beckham
Nabil Koni...Professor Nabil
Image for Sam SpruellSam Spruell...Contractor Charlie
Sam Redford...Contractor Jimmy
Feisal Sadoun...Contractor Feisal
Barrie Rice...Contractor Chris