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Training Day (2001)

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On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

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Storyline

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,550,788 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$76,261,036 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Director Antoine Fuqua says the production was a very intense period of his life. The locations in South Central Los Angeles included some gang infested neighborhoods and Fuqua also went through some personal grief in the middle of shooting the film. After the film was released, Fuqua needed to step away from it and he didn't do much publicity. He attended the 58th Venice International Film Festival where the film premiered out of competition in 2001. See more »

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After Alonzo steals the money from Sandman's wife and during the subsequent shootout between Alonzo and the residents gang members, you see the gang members run after Alonzo's car while firing their handguns. You'll notice the gangsters, who are wearing their baggy pants in they typical gangster fashion (loose and low, around their buttocks, with their underwear exposed), are running and their pants are not falling down. In reality, all the boys were wearing belts. Even without a belt, one learns to adapt to running to or from the wrong situations. See more »

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Jake: It's time.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.191 (2014) See more »

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Rize
Written by Young Noble, Kastro, Napoleon, E.D.I., Reefologist and Big Syke
Performed by Outlawz
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What Movie Were You Guys Watching?!!
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know I'm late as hell and I hate to break the overall 'vibe' about this movie but this movie was great when I saw it in the theater and gets better every time I watch it over again. And this is mainly because of the performances by Denzel and Ethan. I don't know what you guys expected but the movie CLEARLY suggests that Denzel is a crooked, burnt-out, streetwise cop and Ethan is a 'wet-behind-the-ears' clueless rookie. So knowing that, WHAT DID YOU GUYS EXPECT, Malcolm X, Remember The Titans, The Hurricane?? If you were, then maybe you all need to be checked out. The reason why this movie was so great is because it wasn't the typical Denzel 'role model' movie. We KNOW that he can play those roles well so it's a testament to his acting ability that he can portray the other side of the spectrum. And my hat goes off to Ethan because he bounces off Denzel flawlessly.

I hate to break the news to you guys but cops like Alonzo ARE OUT THERE and need to be acknowledged. Acting like the problem doesn't exist does not solve it. You don't have to go that deep to know that Alonzo was once a good cop who just got fed up w/ 'police procedures.' If you acknowledge that Jake's shallow-mindedness at the beginning of the film only allows him to look at the perks of making detective and how the progress of the day transforms him, you can really appreciate Ethan's portrayal of him. Let's face it, a bad day at the office when you're a narcotics detective differs greatly from that of an office executive and the different stresses can warrant different results.

Even the street rhetoric was authentic. Maybe you guys need to get out of the 'burbs more. You guys didn't actually expect eloquent dialogue with little or no profanity, did you? The only part of this movie I struggle with is Dr. Dre's terrible overacting and that isn't nearly enough to take away from the overall result.

Next time you guys bash a movie, make sure to try to be objective and rate what you see and not what you're used to seeing!!


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