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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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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:

$11,855,260 (USA) (5 March 2006)

Gross:

$36,883,539 (USA) (21 May 2006)
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Trivia

In order to make Detective Jack Mosley's limp look realistic on screen, Bruce Willis put a pebble in his shoe and kept it there throughout the length of the shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Mosley drives the bus down the alley after Eddie climbs back into the bus, the NYPD SWAT Team starts shooting at the Driver's side in an attempt to hit Jack. In one shot we see rounds ping below the driver's side of the window, but in the next following shots, the white paint where the bullets supposedly hit is unscathed. See more »

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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 Wedding Crashers (2005) See more »

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Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
Written and Performed by Barry White
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc. Obo Itself and Sa-Vette Music
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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