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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 LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

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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 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

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

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Día de entrenamiento  »

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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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Trivia

At the Academy Awards, most directors usually sit close to the actors, but at The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002), Antoine Fuqua was seated a few rows back from Denzel Washington. During his acceptance speech, even Washington didn't know where Fuqua was sitting, so he said "a brilliant young African-American filmmaker, I don't know where you are Antoine, love you". 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 »

Quotes

Alonzo Harris: [in a coffee shop] But, I don't believe you. You tapped that ass, didn't you. C'mon, tell the truth, you know you tapped that ass. You put her in the backseat, BAM. Code-X.
Jake Hoyt: Look man, I got a wife.
Alonzo Harris: You got a dick. You do have a dick, don't you? Okay, the dick lines up straight like that right? To the right of it and to the left of it are pockets, right? In those pockets are money. Look in either one of 'em, pay the bill.
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Performed by Cypress Hill & Kokane
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Excellent film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat and blow you away
2 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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