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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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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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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$76,261,036 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Trivia

Before Antoine Fuqua was involved in the project, Davis Guggenheim was set to direct with Samuel L. Jackson as Detective-Sergeant Alonzo Harris and Matt Damon as rookie Officer Jake Hoyt. When Denzel Washington accepted the role as Detective-Sergeant Alonzo Harris, Guggenheim was replaced per his request. Samuel L. Jackson would later voice the character Officer Frank Tenpenny in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and based him on Rafael Perez. See more »

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When driving the Monte Carlo, the transmission shifter is in "P" (parking) position. See more »

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[repeated line to Jake]
Alonzo Harris: My nigga.
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Referenced in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Brooklyn's Finest (2010) See more »

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Ya Mama Ya Mama
Written by Samy Goz, Pedro Maza Luaces and Charles Burbank
Performed by Alabina
Courtesy of Atoll Music/LoveCat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music
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Stunning performance by Denzel Washington...
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – 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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