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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Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
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
Antoine Fuqua says the production was a very intense period of his life. The locations in South Central Los Angeles included some gang-infested neighborhoods, and Fuqua also went through some personal grief in the middle of shooting the film. After the film was released, Fuqua needed to step away from it, and he didn't do much publicity. He attended the 58th Venice International Film Festival where the film premiered, out of competition, in 2001. See more »
The film proposes that gang members are paid to execute Jake, but then do not because of Jake's assistance to the gang leader's niece earlier in the day. The gang members return Jake's weapon and then release him to deal with Alonzo.
However, by taking Jake's weapon, binding him and then preparing to kill him, the gang has committed multiple felonies for which all members could spend years , if not decades, in prison. They could not have released him and simply hoped that he would be grateful as multiple witnesses had seen or been involved in the crime. They would have had to kill him simply to prevent the incident from ever causing future problems. See more »
[while driving in his Monte Carlo]
Today's a training day, Officer Hoyt. Show you around, give you a taste of the business. I got 38 cases pending trial, 63 in active investigations, another 250 on the log I can't clear. I supervise five officers. That's five different personalities. Five sets of problems. You can be number six if you act now. But I ain't holding no hands, okay? I ain't baby-sitting. You got today and today only to show me who and what you're made of. You don't like narcotics, ...
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There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »
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.
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