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Training Day (2001)

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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 L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

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Antoine Fuqua

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David Ayer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Alonzo
Ethan Hawke ... Jake
Scott Glenn ... Roger
Tom Berenger ... Stan Gursky
Harris Yulin ... Doug Rosselli
Raymond J. Barry ... Lou Jacobs
Cliff Curtis ... Smiley
Dr. Dre ... Paul
Snoop Dogg ... Blue
Macy Gray ... Sandman's Wife
Charlotte Ayanna ... Lisa
Eva Mendes ... Sara (as Eva Mendez)
Nick Chinlund ... Tim
Jaime Gomez ... Mark (as Jaime P. Gomez)
Raymond Cruz ... Sniper
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Día de entrenamiento See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Alonzo (Denzel Washington) is scraping together his guns to a drug addict was improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Alonzo escapes to the roof, Jake climbs to the roof after him. No sane human being would do that - it's suicide. Alonzo on the roof could kill Jake easily, one can not climb up using two hands and aim to shoot at the same time- See more »

Quotes

Alonzo Harris: [after killing Roger] Use your ears and hear me, Jake. Sometimes we gotta take this shit all the way. Now, nobody will ever ask you to pull the trigger if you don't want to.
Alonzo Harris: [to Mark] Mark, where are you transferring to?
Mark: S.I.S.
Alonzo Harris: S.I.S. Detective. Give me 18 months, I'll give you a career. We're an elite unit. We make the big seizures. We make the big arrests. But if you're in my unit, you gotta be in it all the way or not at all. I thought that you was man enough to face that. I guess I was wrong....
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Connections

References Pigs in a Polka (1943) See more »

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Let Us Go
Performed by King Jacob and Professor
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Stunning performance by Denzel Washington...
28 December 2006 | by Cocacolaguy912-2See 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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