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'30 Minutes Or Less': Five Other Walking Movie Bombs

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[i]by Kevin Sullivan[/i]

In "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/455446/moviemain.jhtml"]30 Minutes or Less[/url]," which speeds into theaters today, [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/275681/personmain.jhtml"]Jesse Eisenberg's[/url] character, Nick, has to rob a bank before a bomb strapped to his chest goes off. We won't tell you how it all ends up, but we [i]will[/i] tell you that Mr. Eisenberg is in pretty good company -- plenty of other film characters have found themselves in similar situations that occasionally found happy endings, but frequently ended in a fiery blaze.


Check out some of Eisenberg's bomb-bastic cinematic contemporaries after the jump!

[b]Annie (Sandra Bullock) in "Speed"[/b]
[b]Situation:[/b] After escaping the booby trapped bus that couldn't drive slower than 50 miles per hour, Annie gets kidnapped by the bomber (Dennis Hopper), strapped into a pressure-sensitive bomb and is handcuffed to a subway pole.
[b]Outcome:[/b] Jack (Keanu Reeves) comes to the rescue, disarming the bomb and getting the girl, but not before knocking the bad guy's head off with a subway light.

[b]V (Hugo Weaving) in "V for Vendetta"[/b]
[b]Situation: [/b]As a final act of rebellion, V plans to blow up Parliament in a dystopic future London, but dies shortly before he's able to ignite the fuse.
[b]Outcome:[/b] V's protege, Evey (Natalie Portman), finishes the job for him and sends his body toward Parliament in a subway car rigged to explode.

[b]Black suit man (Suhail Aldabbach) in "The Hurt Locker"[/b]
[b]Situation:[/b] Sargent First Class William James (Jeremy Renner) gets called in to disarm a bomb strapped to an innocent Iraqi man. Though American soldiers approach the man with suspicion, a translator assures James and his team that the man is innocent. James examines the bomb and finds that it is locked onto the man with case-hardened steel and is set to go off in two minutes.
[b]Outcome:[/b] James doesn't have the equipment to remove the locks in time and is forced to let the man detonate.

[b]Max (Lloyd Bridges) in "Blown Away"[/b]
[b]Situation:[/b] In order to get revenge on his former partner, Irish terrorist Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) fits a home-made bomb onto the man's uncle.
[b]Outcome:[/b] Jimmy (Jeff Bridges) arrives just in time to see his uncle explode.

[b]J.D. (Christian Slater) in "Heathers"[/b]
[b]Situation:[/b] After assisting in a series of murders, Veronica (Winona Ryder) tells J.D. she will no longer kill and fakes a suicide. Distraught, J.D. straps a bomb to his chest in order to blow up the high school.
[b]Outcome:[/b] Veronica momentarily stops J.D. from detonating, but does not kill him. He later sets the bomb off in front of her.

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