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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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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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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

Eddie Bunker, played by Yasiin Bey, cites Chuck Berry as an example of a man who was able to change his life after getting out of prison. Two years later, Mos Def played the part of Chuck Berry in the movie Cadillac Records (2008). See more »

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Throughout most of the film when the camera is filming two different sets in one take, you can see circular depth of the camera, even more so when it shifts the prospective. 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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Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2017) 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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People Can Change
2 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, the alcoholic and decadent detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is assigned to deliver a prisoner to the court sixteen blocks far from his precinct in 118 minutes. Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) made a deal with the D.A. office and will identify and testify against a dirty detective. While driving to the tribunal, Jack is attacked by a group of corrupt cops and protects Eddie.

In spite of being a flawed movie, "16 Blocks" is a good entertainment with lots of action and an optimistic, hopeful and commercial message in the end that people can change, with the redemption of Eddie and Jack. Mos Def irritates with his accent, and Bruce Willis is totally different from his usual shape, inclusive with a "tire" on his belly. It is funny to see all the damage caused by the bus in Manhattan and no press and no interventions of Ada MacDonald (Brenda Pressley), who was interested in the case. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "16 Quadras" ("16 Blocks")


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