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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

Writer:

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

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Training Day 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film with Harris Yulin about police corruption. The first was Scarface (1983). It's also his second film about police corruption. The first was, He played Bernstein, the crooked cop in, again, Scarface. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the Russians gun down Alonzo with their AK-47's, in the back shot you see Alonzo literally being filled with bullets, when in the next shot he slides down, he has no bullet holes from around the waste up, seeing how inaccurate an AK-47 is, and the fact that there are several people shooting at him, at least one bullet should have hit Alonzo in that area. See more »

Quotes

Alonzo: [bruised and bloodied, and turns his head back to see Jake pointing a gun at him while dragging away from him with a lit cigarette in his mouth] , you gonna bust your cherry killing a cop? You know what you get for that, Jake? The gas chamber. You know what the gas chamber smells like? Pine oil. I'ma send you to a pine oil heaven. I'ma get that gun and I'ma get that gun and I'm going to get that money, and your not going to shit because you're not going to shoot a cop in the back.
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Referenced in Ride Along (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ya Mama Ya Mama
Written by Samy Goz, Pedro Maza Luaces and Charles Burbank
Performed by Alabina
Courtesy of Atoll Music/LoveCat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music
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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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