16 Blocks

Synopsis: Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long...
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Richard Donner
Production: Warner Bros.
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

As a sportsman, I wish to see

every Indian strong and healthy

Tobacco ruins health and strength

Tobacco in all forms is

dangerous and life taking

Please keep away from tobacco

to lead a healthy life

I am doing the same and

thus you too follow the same

Let us fight against tobacco

I feel not to drop any single catch

standing in the slip

Because our team may have to

pay a high price due to that

You too should be careful not to drop your

life due to dangerous tobacco and smoking

Ba safe and away from tobacco

It is very bad that you are

run out when batting great

That may occur because of your

own or the mistake of your parents

Tobacco harms you and it is like another

adjacent is smoking when you are

Be safe and away from tobacco

Do not become run out

Life can be unpredictable I am not

sharing this just to quote about my life

I really mean it

Let me share an episode as example

I was just 27 then

I had the police job I liked so much

Life partner, respect and I had it all

Life presented a checkmate

out of nowhere. I lost my wife

But even after that trauma I was still happy

Once my colleague asked me

Even after such a huge tragedy

how can life go on?

I had no solid answer then

I escaped with a slight smile.

Time heals everything, you know?

But there are some issues

even time cannot cure completely

Like a permanent scar

It will never fade

Looking at it...

...only bad memories

will resurface

This can be dealt with in 2 ways

One is to keep thinking of it

and drowning in sorrow

The other is to adapt and live along with it

Do not get freaked out, I do not

speak this kind of philosophy

Because I took some time to understand all this

In fact, too late.

I can say one thing for sure

Karma is a boomerang Welcome to my study

Yours lovingly Deepak


- Who is this?

Did you delete my number so soon?

My phone display is cracked, Rajaiah

How can I help you?

Sir, I have told you about my son, right?

You told me you have a son

But you have not told me

anything else about him

His name is Guru, sir

He graduated and is sitting

at home jobless for past 3 years

He is refusing to find a job insisting

he will only join Indian Police Service

Why be disappointed of such good news?

My wife wants him to go abroad and work

But he is so stubborn about

joining the Indian police force, sir

Come to the point. What should I do?

I have asked him to meet you

Tell him how tough and risky

our department is

Brainwash him, sir

God bless you

Do you realize how unfair your wish is?

Asking me to make a man

on the right route to reverse

I have tried all avenues, sir

He has no intention of listening to me

My wifes blood pressure is shooting up

You are my last hope, sir


- I am here

He is not interested in I.P.S at all, sir

This is a convenient excuse

not to go for a regular job

Seems best to nip it in the bud

Okay, I will talk to him Send him over

Thank you so much, sir

I will ask him to start right away

He will be at your place in 2 hours

Sir, he is kind of brusque. Quite reserved

A little bit of a grouchy

Kindly ignore all that, sir

Okay, no problem I will handle it

Thank you sir. I will hang up

Punctual Very good Welcome

I cannot stand for long, sonny

Apologies The interior of

my house is being renovated

It will not be comfortable inside

So, we can sit out here and chat

All set

Varnish is over, sir

How much do you want?

- Rs 500, sir

In a year or so, you will be

settled in U.S.A or U.K

If it is possible, send me

a good walking stick

Indian brands are not worth a penny!

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