History Film / SixteenBlocks

11th Jul '17 10:47:51 AM Mdumas43073
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Det. Jack Mosely, an alcoholic cop, is given the job of escorting a witness named Eddie from lockup to the courthouse so he can testify. It's only sixteen blocks, but there's a lot of traffic, the witness doesn't trust the police, and the people he's supposed to testify against want him dead...

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Det. Jack Mosely, an alcoholic [[NewYorkCityCops NYPD]] cop, is given the job of escorting a witness named Eddie from lockup to the courthouse so he can testify. It's only sixteen blocks, but there's a lot of traffic, the witness doesn't trust the police, and the people he's supposed to testify against want him dead...
11th Jul '17 10:46:59 AM Mdumas43073
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''16 Blocks'' is a 2006 thriller directed by Creator/RichardDonner, starring Creator/BruceWillis, Mos Def, and David Morse.

Jack Mosely, alcoholic cop, is given the job of escorting a witness named Eddie from lock up to the courthouse so he can testify. It's only sixteen blocks, but there's a lot of traffic, the witness doesn't trust the police, and the people he's supposed to testify against want him dead...

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''16 Blocks'' is a crime 2006 thriller directed by Creator/RichardDonner, starring Creator/BruceWillis, Mos Def, and David Morse.

Det. Jack Mosely, an alcoholic cop, is given the job of escorting a witness named Eddie from lock up lockup to the courthouse so he can testify. It's only sixteen blocks, but there's a lot of traffic, the witness doesn't trust the police, and the people he's supposed to testify against want him dead...
11th Jul '17 10:44:44 AM Mdumas43073
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14th Mar '17 9:59:24 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: The last shot is a freeze frame where the hero holds up a photograph.
21st May '16 8:52:10 PM Fireblood
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* KnightTemplar: Nugent and his crew.

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* KnightTemplar: Nugent and his crew. They decided to put criminals behind bars even if that meant breaking the law themselves, but by the time of the film are more concerned with covering up what they've done, even if it means killing a witness.
21st May '16 8:50:27 PM Fireblood
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%%* TheAlcoholic: Jack.
%%* AtonementDetective: Jack.

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%%* * TheAlcoholic: Jack.
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Jack, who is seen to drink heavily. He stops off to buy liquor he's bringing Eddie to court, and comes out just in time to save him from a hitman.
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AtonementDetective: Jack.Jack, [[spoiler: who used to be a part of the dirty cops trying to kill Eddie]], but turns against them and goes to great lengths in saving him.



%%* CowboyCop: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}.

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%%* * CowboyCop: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}.{{Deconstructed}}. The villains were this, not willing to have the law stop them putting criminals away. However, they're methods became steadily more brutal since they needed to cover themselves, escalating into threatening witnesses and finally trying to kill them.



%%* DirtyCop: All over the place, [[spoiler: including Jack.]]
%%* EngineeredPublicConfession

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%%* * DirtyCop: All over the place, The villains trying to kill Eddie, and they [[spoiler: including once included Jack.]]
%%* EngineeredPublicConfession* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Jack secretly records Nugent admitting to his past corrupt dealings.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As one of the corrupt cops, Jack decides to testify in Eddie's place, allowing Eddie to escape to Seattle while Jack himself is sent to jail for his involvement (though he receives a reduced sentence for his confession).]]

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* HeroInsurance: [[spoiler: Jack]] gets only two years in prison even though he took an entire bus full of people hostage, plus whatever other crimes he committed in the past. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as he was the prosecution's star witness and thus got a deal for testifying.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As one of the corrupt cops, Jack decides to testify in Eddie's place, allowing Eddie to escape to Seattle while Jack himself is sent to jail for his involvement (though he receives a reduced sentence for his confession).help).]]



%%* LiveActionEscortMission: The Movie.
%%* KnightTemplar: Nugent.
%%* MotorMouth: Eddie.
%%* PrecisionFStrike: "FUCK THE TRUTH!"
* RabidCop: The villains [[spoiler:turns out to be the maverick cops who succumbed to HeWhoFightsMonsters.]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Subverted. Jack goes to his sister's apartment to get his backup weapon, but takes Glocks from several of the cops he diables along the way, preferring to use them.

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%%* * LiveActionEscortMission: The Movie.
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movie. Jack is tasked with bringing Eddie, a criminal witness, into court. Little does he know Eddie is testifying against a gang of dirty cops [[spoiler: whom he used to be part of]], and they're hell-bent on seeing that it doesn't happen.
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KnightTemplar: Nugent.
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Nugent and his crew.
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MotorMouth: Eddie.
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Eddie, who hardly stops talking when he's with Jack for most of the film.
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PrecisionFStrike: "FUCK THE TRUTH!"
TRUTH!" Nugent tells Jack exactly what he thinks about the idea of coming clean in no uncertain terms this way.
* RabidCop: The villains [[spoiler:turns [[spoiler:turn out to be the maverick cops who succumbed to HeWhoFightsMonsters.]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Subverted. {{Subverted}}. Jack goes to his sister's apartment to get his backup weapon, but takes Glocks from several of the cops he diables disables along the way, preferring to use them.



%%* TheMole: The Prosecutor's office has one.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The main villain's arguments sound reasonable until you consider the bloodshed they require. He doesn't seem to ''realize'' he's the villain.

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%%* * TheMole: The Prosecutor's District Attorney's office has one.
one that feeds information to the dirty cops.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The main villain's arguments sound reasonable until you consider the bloodshed they require. He doesn't even seem to ''realize'' he's the villain.
30th Apr '16 11:17:43 AM maxwellsilver
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some posters depict Jack carrying a USP, a pistol which doesn't appear anywhere in the film.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Some posters depict Jack carrying a USP, a pistol which doesn't appear anywhere in the film.film (nor is it approved for use by NYPD).
4th Nov '15 8:09:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAlcoholic: Jack.
* AtonementDetective: Jack.

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* %%* TheAlcoholic: Jack.
* %%* AtonementDetective: Jack.



* CowboyCop: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}.

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* %%* CowboyCop: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}.



* DirtyCop: All over the place, [[spoiler: including Jack.]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession

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* %%* DirtyCop: All over the place, [[spoiler: including Jack.]]
* %%* EngineeredPublicConfession



* LiveActionEscortMission: The Movie.
* KnightTemplar: Nugent.
* MotorMouth: Eddie.
* PrecisionFStrike: "FUCK THE TRUTH!"

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* %%* LiveActionEscortMission: The Movie.
* %%* KnightTemplar: Nugent.
* %%* MotorMouth: Eddie.
* %%* PrecisionFStrike: "FUCK THE TRUTH!"



* TheMole: The Prosecutor's office has one.

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* %%* TheMole: The Prosecutor's office has one.
26th Dec '14 1:05:29 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''16 Blocks''''' is a 2006 thriller directed by Richard Donner, starring Creator/BruceWillis, Mos Def, and David Morse.

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'''''16 Blocks''''' ''16 Blocks'' is a 2006 thriller directed by Richard Donner, Creator/RichardDonner, starring Creator/BruceWillis, Mos Def, and David Morse.
4th Dec '14 12:33:15 AM spoonofevil
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As one of the corrupt cops, Jack decides to testify in Eddie's place, allowing Eddie to escape to Seattle while Jack himself is sent to jail for his involvement (though he receives a reduced sentence for his confession).]]
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