16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 March 2006 (USA)
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An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Bunker (as Mos Def)
Cylk Cozart ...
Hechter Ubarry ...
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Deputy Commissioner Wagner
Michael F. Keenan ...
Ray Fitzpatrick (as Mike Keenan)


Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


1 Witness... 118 Minutes... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sixteen Blocks  »

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Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,855,260 (USA) (3 March 2006)


$13,986 (Chile) (24 November 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The gun used by all the cops was the Glock 17 which is chambered in 9 mm. See more »


When Jack first saves Eddie from the assassins (after buying his alcohol at the store), the slide on his pistol is in the empty position, indicating that he had a round in the chamber, but none in the clip. In the next scene, the slide is in the normal position. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Mosley: [tape recording] This is Detective Jack Mosley, Shield number 227. I guess this will be my last will and testament. This is for Diane. Now, they're gonna come talk to you and they're gonna tell you things. But what they tell you isn't really what happen. So Diane, I think you should know what really happened. I was trying to do a good thing.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits save the title "16 BLOCKS". See more »


References Heights (2005) See more »


Good Flower Round Moon
Performed by Bich Phuong Luong
Published by Zhiming Han and Bich Phuong Luong
Courtesy of Eastwest Entertainment
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I underestimated 16 Blocks
3 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I wasn't entirely sure this movie would stick out from the rest but I chose to go since I had nothing else to do. Hell am I glad I was bored. 16 Blocks is a wonderful thrill ride with lots of action/suspense and mild comedy. Any Bruce Willis fan would love this like they did Hostage. Willis plays Jack Mosley, a drunk/hungover cop that seems to have lost his touch. He gets all the scrap jobs that no one wants and one of these jobs brings him straight to Mos Def who plays Eddie, a very hard to understand, very talkative guy who has apparently witnessed something and is due to testify at 10 sharp. It's about 2 hours until he has to be at the court house which is 16 blocks away and a hell of a lot of cops standing in the middle. Mosley doesn't entirely know what to believe, the kid or his ex partner of 20 years but he puts his faith into the kid and the thrill ride begins. Hands down the best dirty cop film I've seen in a while.

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