16 BLOCKS (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

16 Blocks—perfectly Bruce Willis—tells the story of Detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) who works in a corrupt New York City police department, his attempt to break out, and his near failure. It’s a thriller from beginning to end with a ‘let’s beat the odds’ story as the detective takes his stand against fellow colleagues to save African American Eddie Bunker (Yasiin Bey) from being assassinated by Detective Mosley’s partner Detective Frank Nugent (David Morse). This is one of the best acted police films of 2006.

Storyline

Detective Jack Mosley picks up witness Eddie Bunker from jail to testify before judge and jury about his knowledge of police corruption. On the way to the courthouse, Detective Jack Mosley stops at a liquor store to relieve himself from a severe hangover. An assassin attempts to kill Eddie Bunker who sits outside in the back seat of Detective Jack Mosley’s police car. Detective Jack Mosley successfully saves Eddie Bunker, but is soon confronted by his partner and a host of other police detectives who tell him that Eddie Bunker is not worth saving and that some of Detective Mosley’s best friends will be implicated in Bunker’s testimony. The detectives attempt to set up a scenario where it looks as if Eddie Bunker tried to shoot a police officer before being killed himself. But Detective Jack Mosley shoots one detective in the leg and runs with Eddie Bunker while New York City police detectives pursue with intent to kill.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director and Writer Richard Donner. Thank you to Executive Producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Josef Lautenschlager, Hadeel Reda, Trevor Short, Andreas Thiesmeyer, and George Furla for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Diane Mosley (Jenna Stern), Captain Dan Gruber (Casey Sander), Detective Jimmy Mulvey (Cylk Cozart), Detective Robert Torres (David Zayas), Detective Jerry Shue (Robert Racki), Touhey (Patrick Garrow), Kaller (Sasha Roiz), Ortiz (Conrad Pia), and Maldonado (Hechter Ubarry).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. If you are in the mood for an action movie, this movie is the definition of action.

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