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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>

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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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | 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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

2003 Denzel Washington would work with Eva Mendez again in "Out of Time". See more »

Goofs

After the murder of Roger when Jeff is being wheeled into the ambulance you see Alonzo shaking hands with his guys. Paul (Dr. Dre) has his MP-5 slung over his shoulder and you can clearly see the fire selector in full auto. He would have had it on safe at this point. See more »

Quotes

Blue: [while in a wheelchair] What you need, homey?
Jake Hoyt: Crack. 20 bucks' worth.
Blue: Crack?
[looks at Alonzo]
Blue: Smells like bacon in this muthafucka. What I look like, a sucka to you, nigga? Fuck you, rookie.
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Referenced in The Boondocks: Ballin' (2007) See more »

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Still D.R.E.
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Melvin Bradford and Scott Storch
Performed by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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 Catherine_Grace_ZehSee 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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