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'''''16 Blocks''''' is a 2006 thriller directed by Richard Donner, 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...

The problems start when two goons try to kill Eddie in traffic when Mosely stops to get a bottle at a liquor store. Things escalate from there.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* TheAlcoholic: Jack.
* AtonementDetective: Jack.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Some posters depict Jack carrying a USP, a pistol which doesn't appear anywhere in the film.
* CowboyCop: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}.
* ClickHello: Twice. The first time, Eddie keeps talking, allowing Jack to get the drop on one of the corrupt cops chasing him. The second, Jack [[ISurrenderSuckers pretends to surrender]] to Nugent while Eddie gets the drop on him.
* DirtyCop: All over the place, [[spoiler: including Jack.]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession
* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler:The ESU Marksman who kills the last bad guy before he can assassinate Jack.]]
* 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).]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:The maverick cops themselves succumbed to this trope prior to the events of the movie]].
* 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.
* ASimplePlan: More than one. Sixteen blocks have never seemed so long.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jack tries to do the right thing for most of the film, until he [[spoiler: threatens to kill innocent bus passengers at the end, just to get Eddie out safely.]]
* 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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