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.
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
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
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Smiley takes Jakes bullets from Jake but he gives him back his gun. Even though Jake has two spare bullet magazines strapped to his belt, Moreno, Sniper, and Smiley could easily overpower him before Jake could insert the spare bullet magazines into the empty gun. See more »
[to Jake, before Moreno, sniper, Smiley drag him into the bathroom and lift him into the tub ]
You got the right to be bitch-slapped.
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In his Acadamy Award Winning Performance,as best Actor.The movie, as
the title suggests, follows a single day in the life of rookie cop Jake
Hoyt (Hawk) as he is subject to a single day of evaluation by a senior,
decorated police narcotics officer Alonzo Harris (Washington) to see if
he has what it takes to be a 'narc'. Almost immediately Hoyt is placed
on the back foot, constantly caught off guard by Alonzo's nature, his
ability to switch between a cold, no-nonsense street-wise player, a
genuinely caring and good intentioned leader, and occasionally jovial
companion. From their first encounters though, where Hoyt tells Harris
he will do "anything you want me to do", the situations Hoyt is taken
into become more and more morally ambiguous, from the simple use of
excessive force to outright illegal activity, forcing Hoyt to decide
which side Harris is truly on, whether to trust him, or whether Hoyt is
the unwitting centerpiece of a huge and complex web of lies and set-ups
in order for Harris to for fill his own sinister motives..This is the
movie that won Denzel the Oscar that year for Best Actor!! A must watch
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