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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
The film had several police technical advisors. Among them is Detective-Sergeant Brian Davis, an LAPD veteran who is one of the most respected and decorated officer of the infamous elite Special Investigation Section. See more »
When Alonzo and Jake stop the college kids in a lime-green VolksWagen, at first the outside environment and vehicles are all dry. As Alonzo chases the VW and slides in front of it, the ground is wet. After that, the windshield on Alonzo's car is observed to have water droplets on it as if it had been raining. Again, immediately following that, the windshield appears dry. In the next few shots, the viewable windows on the VW alternate between being wet and dry. See more »
[repeated line to Jake, referring to police, procedures, rules and regulations don't apply to all situations therefore police officers need to make their own judgment and discretion when in the field]
You did what you had to do.
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Excellent film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat and blow you away
If you ask me, TRAINING DAY is an excellent film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat and blow you away. Harris (Denzel Washington) kind of gave me the creeps. You'll understand why once you've seen this movie. In my opinion, the performances were top grade, the direction was superior, the costumes were perfectly designed, and the cast was perfectly chosen. Also, the soundtrack is really good, too. Before I wrap this up, I must warn you that this movie is very violent if you're going to see it, so viewer discretion is strongly advised. Now, in conclusion, if you're a fan of Denzel Washington or Ethan Hawke, I highly recommend this movie. It's sure to keep you guessing from start to finish.
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