In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake. Written by
Stephen Currence <email@example.com>
He's a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he's innocent is the killer who framed him.
See more »
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
See all certifications »
Did You Know?
almost never blinks during this film. He wore a contact lens to give the impression that his Earl T. Blake character had a glass eye. See more
There are various times throughout the film that Blake's fogged eye becomes clear. See more
Earl Talbot Blake
I'm gonna do something far worse than kill you. I'm gonna let you live.
Referenced in Training Day
Words and Music by Kim Wilson
Published by Fab Bird Music (Admin. by CMI)
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Courtesy of Epic/Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more