The Hurt Locker

While investigating a tank explosion, Eldridge is captured by terrorists. James and Sanborn shoot the men who captured him, but accidentally shoot Eldridge. Eldridge is put in a helicopter and flown to a hospital. Two days before the team ships back home, they encounter a suicide bomber who begs to be saved. James tries to remove the bomb, but it is padlocked to the man. James tells the man that he's sorry before he runs away and the bomb explodes. James returns home for a brief time and spends time with his wife and son. James returns to Iraq for another year defusing bombs.

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Factual error: In one scene they are playing on an Xbox 360, but the Xbox 360 did not come out until 2005, and the game being played, Gears of War, wasn't released until 2006. The movie takes place in 2004.

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Guard at Liberty Gate: What were you doing out there?
Staff Sergeant William James: Visiting a whorehouse.
Guard at Liberty Gate: Okay. If I let you back in, will you tell me where it is exactly?

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Trivia: With a worldwide gross of $12 million dollars, this is the lowest grossing Best Picture winner in Oscar history. Ironically, it's competitor, Avatar, is the highest grossing film in history.

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Question: What does the "hurt locker" mean?

Answer: It's a term similar to "a world of hurt". It's both outside of you and within you. The outside definition is that a hurt locker is anywhere you go to find pain. In the film's case, war-torn Iraq is the hurt locker. Inside, your hurt locker is the place you bury your anguish.

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