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Training Day (2001)

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,550,788, 7 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,631,907

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,876,233
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Trivia

Esai Morales was originally cast as Smiley, but was recast due to scheduling. See more »

Goofs

The money shown when Roger's hidden stash is found under the kitchen is made up entirely of $50 bills, but the picture on the bills is clearly not President Grant, who appears on all $50 bills. See more »

Quotes

Alonzo Harris: [to Jake] To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Training Day: Crossing the Line (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Put It On Me
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), DJ Quik (as David Blake), Knoc-Turn'Al (as Royal Harbor),
Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo) and Scott Storch
Produced by Dr. Dre
Performed by Dr. Dre and DJ Quik co-starring Mimi
Dr. Dre appears courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
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Stunning performance by Denzel Washington...
28 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Training Day" was a very good movie. I like movies that shove it in your face and make you deal with it...movies like, "Black Hawk Down"...no clichés, no touching moments, just brutal, bitter realism. "Training Day" was such a movie. However, the one thing that made this film really shine was the performance by Mr. Washington. To me, a good actor is someone who just IS a character...if it isn't obvious that they are acting than they are doing a good job. That was the case with Washingon. He just was Alonzo. Every pantomime, every word, every glance was performed masterfully. Did Mr. Washington deserve his Oscar? Absolutely. 200%. Some people say, "not Oscar material" and I must wonder, what film...what performance were they watching?


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