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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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With his Best Actor Oscar win for this film, Denzel Washington became the first black actor of any gender to win two acting Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

Alonzo would have not been allowed to board an airplane given the physical condition he's in especially a bullet wound in his rear end, and most likely not last the flight time, hence dying on board, no matter what the destination is, since blood would be constantly leaking out of the wound. See more »

Quotes

Jake: [Driving away from Sandman's house after the shooting] God damn it that was not cool opening fire in the middle of a neighborhood where was the Sandman? What the hell were you doing back there?
Alonzo Harris: I was checking for narcotic activity drugs, guns, and baggies
Jake: Cash
Alonzo Harris: Speak on it
Jake: She's screaming about money
Alonzo Harris: She's just talking shit, she's talking about us getting killed
Jake: I'm going to be on the six o'clock news in an orange suit in hand cuffs because of you with the scandals and what not it is open season ...
[...]
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American Dream
Written by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean Combs), David Bowie, Mario Winans,
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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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Performance of a Lifetime from Denzel!
22 December 2005 | by icklecharmerSee all my reviews

Wow! What a superb film, Denzel Washington at his superb best. Denzel plays a terrific part as Alonzo Harris, a cop with a dark personality.

From the moment you set eyes on him you can relies that Alonzo is a feisty character, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Ethan Hawke provides excellent backup but Denzel steals the show. I don't want to give an plot lines away but there are only three movies in cinema history I have given 10/10, and this one was so close to being number four.

I sincerely hope to see Denzel put in another performance like this one.

Plot is excellent as it leads you into false sense of securities and even shouting at the TV set.

I loved every breathtaking moment of this film and I am sure you will too.

Quite extraordinary.


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