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16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 March 2006 (USA)
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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Eddie Bunker (as Mos Def)
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Diane Mosley
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Capt. Dan Gruber
Cylk Cozart ...
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Jerry Shue
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Touhey
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Kaller
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Ortiz
Hechter Ubarry ...
Maldonado
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Deputy Commissioner Wagner
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Mike Sheehan
Michael F. Keenan ...
Ray Fitzpatrick (as Mike Keenan)
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Storyline

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

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


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

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sixteen Blocks  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,855,260, 5 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,883,539, 21 May 2006
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Trivia

Yasiin Bey's character has the name "Edward Bunker". Edward Bunker is a real life criminal turned actor (thus proving that people can change, in line with the theme of the movie), who appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) and in Runaway Train (1985), which he also co-wrote. When he was sent to prison, Bunker was the youngest man there. See more »

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The position of both of Jack's hands change as he is giving his gun to Frank in the courthouse basement near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Mosley: [tape recording] It's Detective Jack Mosley, Shield number 227. I guess this will be my last will and testament. This is for Diane. When this day is over, they're gonna come and talk to you about this and they're gonna... gonna tell you what happened, Diane. But what they tell you is not really what happened here. So I hope that you get this. I was trying to do a good thing.
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There are no opening credits save the title "16 BLOCKS". See more »

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References The Gauntlet (1977) See more »

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Good Flower Round Moon
Traditional
Performed by Bich Phuong Luong
Published by Zhiming Han and Bich Phuong Luong
Courtesy of Eastwest Entertainment
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Was good action flick.
3 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I Saw this Movie and was happy with how it came out. A good movie definitely worth seeing. a lot of action, tied in with a lot of twists. In that sense i mean you go "oh hes about to get caught" when the unexpected comes up. Was good acting as well all around, Bruce Willis made a fine Hero, or anti hero if you could call him that. The beginning started off fast and the ending came on slow. in my opinion the way a movie should come on. About the pg13 though, F bomb was dropped once (twice if you count a replay of it saying) The musical score also did a nice touch to the scenes. Dropping to low sad tones when death is about to occur, and jumping to a pulsing drum run when escape is occurring. Overall i give an 9/10 as very little was wrong if anything at all. I mean as a matter of fact besides maybe length or questionably of motives, i would say there is no problems at all found in the movie.


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