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16 Blocks

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 02 Mar 2006
Video Release: 12 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

16 Blocks, there is a role reversal between the good guys and bad guys. How might the film’s portrayal of bad cops affect the way you perceive your local officers? How does the script build sympathy for the young criminal Eddie? Should felons be allowed to go unpunished if they testify against other criminals?

Eddie believes people can change. What appears to cause his change of heart? How difficult is it to overcome mistakes from the past? What other characters in the film reform? Do you think the depictions of these characters are truthful?

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