PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
The film's writer, Richard Wenk, has reported that he originally conceived of the project with himself as writer and director and, before shopping it around to anyone else, first approached Richard Donner because they had a struck up a good relationship when Donner really ... ...
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 ...
The conversation at the end between Frank and Jack has an added part in the recording later. In the recording after Frank says "He had a heart attack and died, so what?" you can hear Jack respond, "So what? How about he was innocent? How about he didn't deserve to die?" Jack response was never said when they were talking earlier.
There are no opening credits save the title "16 BLOCKS".
$11,855,260 (USA) (5 March 2006)
$36,883,539 (USA) (21 May 2006)