1 Witness … 118 Minutes…
All he wanted to do was go home and get a drink.
But at 8:02 a.m., hungover NYPD detective Jack Mosley (BRUCE WILLIS) is assigned a seemingly simple task. Petty criminal Eddie Bunker (MOS DEF) is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m. and needs to be taken from lock-up to the courthouse, 16 blocks away. It should take Jack 15 minutes to drop him off at the courthouse and get home.
Broken down, out of shape, with a bad leg and a serious drinking problem, Jack’s role on the force is simple — clock in, clock out and stay out of trouble in between. He’s in no mood to deal with a punk who’s been in and out of jail for more than half his life. But beneath the punk in Eddie lies a man committed to turning his life around and constantly searching for “signs” that will lead him to a brighter future. Jack knows better, though — people don’t change. In Eddie he sees only a pathetic rat who was offered a sweet deal… a rat he will be rid of soon enough.
It’s the story of how two men change — and change each other — during a tense 16 block struggle between life and death.