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Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is a has-been detective assigned to escort small-time hoodlum Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) 16 Blocks, so he can testify at a trail. What neither of the men realizes is there's an armed force determined to ensure the witness never makes it to the courthouse.
Why Is 16 Blocks Rated PG-13?
16 Blocks is rated PG-13 for violence, intense sequences of action and some strong language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in 16 Blocks...
While 16 Blocks avoids any sexual content, bloody violence and corruption are pervasive in the film. With guns drawn, police break into an apartment and discover dead bodies and illegal drugs. During a prisoner transport, one man is shot in the back (blood is shown splattered over the car) and another man is shot at and hit with a car. Several characters are intentionally wounded in their extremities with bullets and one man has his arm slammed in a heavy door. A criminal holds a gun to a man’s head. Car crashes occur during the hijacking of a bus. SWAT teams ransack a bus using high-powered rifles and smoke bombs. An officer is shown drinking on duty on numerous occasions. The script also includes frequent profanities and two uses of an extreme sexual expletive.
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Richard Donner’s earlier directorial work includes the fantasy action film Superman starring actor Christopher Reeves. Actor Mos Def stars in Something the Lord Made, a much quieter film where he struggles against the forces of racial prejudice. New York City is assaulted by inclement weather in The Day After Tomorrow.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of 16 Blocks...
Warner Home Video dares you to take a stroll down these 16 Blocks with the movie’s DVD release. Available in either wide or full screen, both presentations include deleted scenes with a director/screenwriter commentary, the theatrical trailer, and an alternate ending (not seen in theaters) that is viewable separately or incorporated into the film. Audio tracks are provided in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.