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Training Day (2001)

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A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

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Antoine Fuqua

Writer:

David Ayer
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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

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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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Trivia

With his Best Actor Oscar win for this film, Denzel Washington became the first black actor to win two acting Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

After Hoyt stops the two crackheads from raping the girl and Alonzo comes on the scene to question the girl, he asks her "Why are you out here? They probably got AIDS, you know? Why are you not in school?". At this point her sweater is on both shoulders. Immediately after asking the question, the scene cuts and her sweater is off her left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Alonzo: [while driving in his Monte Carlo] Today's a training day, Officer Hoyt. Show you around, give you a taste of the business. I got 38 cases pending trial, 63 in active investigations, another 250 on the log I can't clear. I supervise five officers. That's five different personalities. Five sets of problems. You can be number six if you act now. But I ain't holding no hands, okay? I ain't baby-sitting. You got today and today only to show me who and what you're made of. You don't like narcotics, ...
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American Dream
Written by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean Combs), David Bowie, Mario Winans, Tommie Gibson, Kain Cioffe, Black Rob (as Robert Ross), Mark Curry, Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays
Produced by Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Mario Winans (as Mario "Yellow Man" Winans)
Performed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as P. Diddy), David Bowie, Big Azz Ko, Kain,
Mark Curry and Black Rob
P. Diddy and The Bad Boy Family appear courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment
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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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$76,631,907

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,876,233
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2.35 : 1
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