This remake of a 1977 Clint Eastwood movie (The Gauntlet) has a simple premise. A police officer (Bruce Willis) has to walk a witness (Mos Def) across 16 city blocks. That's pretty much it. Directed by Richard Donner, the same guy that brought us Lethal Weapon, The Goonies, and Superman, 16 Blocks was shaping up to be another blockbuster 2006. So when this piece of movie marketing came out, movie-goers got ready for everything the poster promised: 1 witness, 118 minutes, Mos Def running, and Bruce Willis with a clean-shaven face. Can you guess which one of those wound up being a lie?
That's right, when people finally sat down to watch 16 Blocks, they quickly noticed that, unlike in the poster, Bruce Willis has a very cop-like mustache throughout the entire film. Why digitally remove it for this poster? Was it an old picture of Bruce Willis they repurposed? Were executives afraid you wouldn't be able to tell who Bruce Willis was with a mustache? Whatever the reason is, the poster's designer still did a better job than whoever removed Henry Cavill's mustache in Justice League.