16 Blocks Page #2

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

You lunatic!

Quick, get in

Listen to me

Ours is the only car plying on this road

Everyone in this area is aware

Tomorrow if they find

a body lying in a pool of blood

...they will not even enquire

They will drag us by the scruff of our collars

Only if they find a body It is an accident!

As of now only we are aware of this

Let it remain that way

In a couple of hours the milkman and

newspaperman will be out in the road

Then we cannot do anything

Just for tonight, let this body be in the trunk

Without getting caught let us decide

tomorrow how to safely dispose the body

If a mistake happens

think how to wriggle out of it

Instead if we hold our head

in our hands we achieve nothing

Hey! Stop the car. Stop to a side

Where are you going?

- Going home

Where is your house?

- Close by, Ambedkar nagar

Show me your RC

Did it rain inside your car, huh?

You are drenched to the skin

- We did not raise the window in time


Blow hard

Get the breath analyzer

We will pay the fine. Tell us how much

You can pay all that. First get down

I am willing to pay the fine

Shut up and get down

Get down. All of you

Why are you getting drenched?

Stand over there. I will join you soon

Yellow T-shirt, Come here

Hold the umbrella

Looking shifty eyed Something fishy

Got college in the morning

- Stashed any drugs?

Late night

Come to the station and collect your car

Sir, please

Got the key?

- Yes, sir

Drive the car to the station

Sir, no need to station

All we had was a beer each. Trust us, sir

Take the car- Not tanked at all, sir

Hey, who are you?

What are you doing?

- Get in


We are already in a big mess

You dragged a new problem into it

Blaming me, huh?

I will dump the body in the road

You know how to manage, go ahead


Making it worse

- Why did you hit that cop?

If I had kept quiet,

we will be holed up in a cell

We could have lost our future

If more delayed

I was talking to him. Why did you hit him?

He noted our car number

Listen! Hitting a traffic cop

is a case of no consequence

Even if the police tried to trace us

it will take them minimum 3 days

You know the car is

registered in Andhra, right?

In the 3 days meanwhile, it is enough

if we think of a plan to dispose the body

After that if they catch us, we are safe

He may thrash us in the station

At the worst, detain us for a week

This is much better than

eating gruel for a lifetime

You do not have to thank me for saving you

But you point a finger at me, I will kill you

I have not mentioned about the boys

and this accident in any of our records

How do you know this?

Do not think like a typical policeman

This is called fieldwork. So, did I surprise you?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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