The Hurt Locker was picked up by distributor Summit Entertainment. The film was released in the United States on June 26, 2009 in New York and Los Angeles. Based on the success of its limited run, the independent film received a more widespread theatrical release on July 24, 2009.
During the early months of the post-invasion period in Iraq, Sergeant First Class William James becomes the new team leader of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit with the U.S. Army's Bravo Company, replacing Staff Sergeant Thompson, who was killed by a remote-detonated improvised explosive device (IED) in Baghdad. He joins Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge, whose jobs are to communicate with their team leader via radio inside his bombsuit, and provide him with rifle cover while he examines an IED. James's insistence on approaching a suspected IED without first sending in a bomb disposal robot during their first mission together lead Sanborn and Eldridge to consider him "reckless"..." click wiki + youtube.
Der deutsche Titel des Films ist ja mal wieder völlig "weird". ;) ... learn english!