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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


For a New York cop and his witness, the distance between life and death just got very short. 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  »

Filming Locations:


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?


WILHELM SCREAM: Immediately following the bus tire being shot out a Wilhelm Scream can be heard. See more »


After Eddie gets back on the bus, and Jack smashes through parked police cars down the alley, you clearly see that the tires which had previously been shot out and had come loose have returned and are fully inflated. 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 Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


Written by Ed McCoyd (Spanish translation by Edwin Perez)
Performed by Mystico
Published by Ed McCoyd Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Blast Music Management
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6 April 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Certainly a decent cop - thriller; it's quite entertaining despite some actions sequences that are really unlikely (they could also be called brainless). In fact credulity is put to the test a lot of times, nevertheless "16 Blocks" is a kind of movie that makes you reflect on what you saw. Bruce Willis plays the unusual part of a broken down cop ready for both rehabilitation and retirement, weary of working and living as well; Bruce has never looked more unkempt and scruffy but his part his acting is really persuasive and cogent. The ending could (should) have been less predictable but the job is in my opinion well done.

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