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Training Day (2001)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  5 October 2001 (USA)
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On his first day on the job as a 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 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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lapd | training | narc | drugs | narcotics | See more »

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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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£739,718 (UK) (1 February 2002)

Gross:

£1,942,439 (UK) (15 February 2002)
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The picture of his early years as a cop that Harris (Denzel Washington) shows to Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) in one of the deleted scenes is a still frame from Ricochet (1991) See more »

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When Alonzo's car is wrecked, it hits two cars - one in the rear and one head on. When he is seen later driving the same car, it is completely repaired. See more »

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Written by Dominick Lamb, Demetrius Gibbs, Jamal Grinnage, Eric Murray and Wolfgang Käfer (as Wolfgang Kafer)
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Training Day A Solid Action Crime Thriller
13 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Training Day is a solid action crime thriller with exceptional performances by Ethan Hawke and especially Denzel Washington. Director Antoine Fuqua has done an admirable job of making this movie about a rookie cop who gets into a lot more than he bargained for while on a day with a senior rogue detective to prove he's got what it takes to be a narc. Denzel Washington is fantastic as twisted but charismatic Detective Alonzo Harris who takes a big departure from his good guy roles to play the villain in this one. Washington has show over and over again that he's a talented actor. Well he continues to prove just that in Traning Day and then some. Ethan Hawke is equally impressive as rookie cop Jake Hoyt who finds himself in one increasingly dangerous situation after another. Hawke holds his own against Washington on screen and he may not have the flashier role but he goes a very good job as the hero in this film. The rest of the supporting cast including Scott Glenn, Cliff Curtis, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and a brief appearance by Tom Berenger are solid in their roles but none of them are given much to do and are merely given extended cameos. They still prove to be effective none the less in their brief screen time. The music seemed to sync very well with what was happening on the screen and the tone of the film. The brutal action violence is well executed but the showdown between Washington and Hawke near the end did get a bit unrealistic. It was still intense though and the two actors really got to show their off their acting chops in this movie. The vulgar language did get a bit much at times but the good more than outweighs the bad in this one. Despite some flaws Training Day is an entertaining action crime thriller with great performances from Hawke and especially Washington who make this movie definitely worth the time to watch.


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