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.
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 ... ...
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 ...
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.
There are no opening credits save the title "16 BLOCKS".
$11,855,260 (USA) (5 March 2006)
$36,883,539 (USA) (21 May 2006)
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