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The hurt locker - Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Kathryn Bigelow

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James (Jeremy Renner), takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Eldridge (Brian Geraghty), by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film war Iraq bomb disposal IED US soldier explosion battle disarm technology danger adrenaline rush

Persons of interest

  • Jeremy Renner .... Staff Sergeant William James
  • Anthony Mackie .... Sergeant JT Sanborn
  • Brian Geraghty .... Specialist Owen Eldridge
  • Guy Pearce .... Sergeant Matt Thompson
  • Ralph Fiennes .... Contractor Team Leader
  • David Morse .... Colonel Reed
  • Evangeline Lilly .... Connie James
  • Christian Camargo .... Colonel John Cambridge
  • Christopher Sayegh .... Beckham
  • Nabil Koni .... Professor Nabil
  • Sam Spruell .... Contractor Charlie
  • Sam Redford .... Contractor Jimmy
  • Feisal Sadoun .... Contractor Feisal
  • Barrie Rice .... Contractor Chris
  • Imad Dadudi .... Iraqi Police Captain at UN
  • Erin Gann .... Mortuary Affairs Officer
  • Justin Campbell .... Sergeant Carter
  • Malcolm Barrett .... Sergeant Foster
  • Mark Boal .... Screenwriter
  • Kathryn Bigelow .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Australian resident rewards programme

You could win one of five DVDs of The hurt locker by sending an email to the Director of Intelligence with your name and address in the body. Closed 25 June 2010. Won by Alice, Sandy, Tim, Angus and Anthony.

Theatrical report

I like war films. If I hadn't been unfit for service I probably would've ended up in the army at some stage in my life. I think that war is a useful political tool when you want to create regime change. I like explosions. I like running around shooting things. I don't understand adrenaline junkies. I do like adrenaline. I like putting everything on the line. I like standing up for what I believe in. I like challenges. I like male-bonding. Turns out that I like The hurt locker, too.

The war movie The hurt locker is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty.

Media intelligence (Blu-ray)

  • Audio: DTS HD
  • Languages: English
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries:
      • Backstage
      • Behind the scenes
    • Galleries: Photos
    • Interviews
  • Subtitles: English descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Stereo 2.0
  • Languages: English
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Behind the scenes
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong themes, violence and coarse language)

Surveillance time

131 minutes (2:11 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 18 February 2010
Disc: 25 June 2010

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