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Training Day (2001)

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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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

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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:

$22,550,788 (USA) (7 October 2001)

Gross:

$76,631,907 (USA)
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Trivia

Cle Sloan, the gang technical advisor of Training Day, managed to get on screen real-life gang members from Rollin' 60 Crips, P.J. Watts Crips and B.P. Stones Bloods. See more »

Goofs

The gray Mercedes Alonzo backs into before the final shootout is shown throughout the gunfire but is missing in the last shot of Alonzo dying next to the Monte Carlo. After being in a head on collision and riddled with bullets the woman is never heard screaming and the Mercedes is never shown pulling away when the camera angles for the scene would have shown it. See more »

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Alonzo Harris: [to the residents of The Jungle] Aww, you motherfuckers. Okay. Alright. I'm putting cases on all you bitches. Huh. You think you can do this shit... Jake. You think you can do this to me? You motherfuckers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you. SHU program, nigga. 23 hour lockdown. I'm the man up in this piece. You'll never see the light of... who the fuck do you think you're fucking with? I'm the police, I run shit around here. You just live here. Yeah, that's ...
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Referenced in The Heat (2013) See more »

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American Dream
Written by Sean 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 Combs and Mario Winans (as Mario "Yellow Man" Winans)
Performed by Sean 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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Great acting by Washington and Hawke Excellent Thriller - Action Film!
27 April 2007 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

This movie impressed me by its great quality in all ways, the story, thrilling with great police detective action and the most remarkable aspect of the movie was the acting performances of Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke; they put his soul on the characters making this movie a total delight for those who like action films with intelligent scripts and also like for high quality films.

About the Movie: Ethan Hawke plays Jake Hoyt, a rookie police officer with a good curriculum that is assigned to a one day trial day in order to qualify for a narcotics division in Los Angeles. Hawke meets then detective Alonzo Haris (Denzel Washington) who was assigned as trainer and evaluator for this rookie. Hoyt wants fiercely to get this assignment, but finds very orthodoxes and quaint ways to "protet and to serve" of Alonzo. In this day Hoyt will meet a true challenge and will face the total opposite way to proceed from the one he learned in the academy; he will also face some of the more dangerous neighborhoods and streets of Los Angeles.


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