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

'30 Minutes Or Less': Five Other Walking Movie Bombs
by Kevin Sullivan

In "30 Minutes or Less," which speeds into theaters today, Jesse Eisenberg's 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 will 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!

Annie (Sandra Bullock) in "Speed"

Situation: 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.

Outcome: Jack (Keanu Reeves) comes to the rescue, disarming the bomb and getting the girl, but not before knocking the bad guy's
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A World of 'Hurt'

Jeremy Renner humbly downplays his accomplishments, saying he's "maybe lucky." But you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who can deny what the star of "The Hurt Locker" has done with the role garnering him so much acclaim this year. It's a virtuoso performance that's already earned him Spirit Award and Gotham Award nominations and a Hollywood Breakthrough Award for best actor.Renner portrays Staff Sgt. William James in the war thriller from writer Mark Boal, charting the last weeks of an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad's tour during the current Iraq War. James is a bomb specialist who is himself a live wire, creating no small amount of consternation in his new squad mates, Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Eldridge (Brian Geraghty).Renner has played the rogue before, in the 2003 action film "S.W.A.T.," but an earlier, little-seen independent landed Renner where he is today. "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow decided he
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New Images and Poster for The Hurt Locker

Ka-blooey! (Or more like, Ka-boom!) That’s what you’ll probably be seeing and hearing a lot from Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War-set “The Hurt Locker”, which is being sold as an action film that just happens to be set in Iraq during the war. It’s actually the smart way to go, considering how badly the recent spate of Iraq War-set films have done at the box office. Here are some new images and a new poster for the film. Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Christian Camargo, Suhail Aldabbach, and Evangeline Lilly. Kathryn Bigelow (”Point Break”) directs. Get hurt June 26.
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