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Quotations from The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker is a war drama thriller film about an elite Army bomb squad unit as they bond and disassemble bombs. The story begins with Sergeant First Class William James arriving to take over as team leader for a Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit during the Iraq War. After some things happen, his team calls him wreckless and think he will get everyone killed. The group ponders the idea of "accidently" setting off a bomb. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Macke, Brian Geraghty, and Guy Pearce.

The Hurt Locker received great critical acclaim upon its release. However, veterans of the war have announced their displeasure for having wrong uniforms, lack of radio communication, and for the soldiers behavior. Nonetheless, the film was a financial success and went on to win six Oscar awards, including Best Directing, Best Writing, and Best Picture. The film was also nominated for an additional three categories. Continue reading for some quotes from The Hurt Locker.


Sergeant JT Sanborn: You know you can shoot people out here... You don't have to throw wrenches!
Colonel Reed: What's the best way to go about disarming one of these things?
Staff Sergeant William James: The way you don't die, sir.
Staff Sergeant William James: This box is full of stuff that almost kill me.
Staff Sergeant William James: There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. If I'm gonna die, I want to die comfortable.
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?
Staff Sergeant William James: Well, you're not gonna die out here, bro.
Sergeant JT Sanborn: Another two inches, shrapnel zings by; slices my throat- I bleed out like a pig in the sand. Nobody'll give a shit. I mean my parents- they care- but they don't count, man. Who else? I don't even have a son.
Staff Sergeant William James: Well, you're gonna have plenty of time for that, amigo.
Colonel Reed: You the guy in the flaming car, Sergeant james?
Staff Sergeant William James: Afternoon, sir. 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.
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