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Training Day
- Denzel Washington

Overview - Antoine Fuqua (THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, BAIT) turns up the intensity level with TRAINING DAY, a charged drama about police corruption in downtown Los Angeles. Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, a well-intentioned young officer who thinks he's found his ticket to becoming a detective in the form of undercover officer Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Antoine Fuqua (THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, BAIT) turns up the intensity level with TRAINING DAY, a charged drama about police corruption in downtown Los Angeles. Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, a well-intentioned young officer who thinks he's found his ticket to becoming a detective in the form of undercover officer Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington). Harris is a notorious figure in the streets and in the office. He also has the authority to make Jake's professional wishes come true, provided Jake is able to prove his worth on Alonzo's team. At first, Alonzo's blunt, carefree demeanor provides a shock to Jake's optimistic system, but as it becomes clear that Alonzo is dangerously out of control, Jake must decide whether or not to risk his future in the name of the law. Washington's performance as the evil, pragmatic detective is a sight to behold. He delivers his lines with a devilish ferocity that keeps the film bubbling throughout. Hawke slips into the role of the rookie everyman with ease, providing a good contrast to Washington's fiery presence. Former video director Fuqua completes the picture by casting musicians Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Macy Gray in supporting roles.

Awards:
2001 - Academy Awards - Best Actor Winner

Cast List

Tom Berenger - American Actor
Snoop Dogg - Actor/Director/Rapper; THE WASH (2001)
Calvin Broadus - Actor/Director/Rapper; THE WASH (2001)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Actor/Director/Rapper; THE WASH (2001)
Jeffrey Silver - Producer
Naomi Shohan - Production Designer, CONSTANTINE (2005)
David Ayer - Screenwriter
Harris Yulin - American Actor
Antoine Fuqua - Director
Ethan Hawke - American actor, REALITY BITES, TRAINING DAY
Macy Gray - Music Performer/Star, TRAINING DAY (2001)
Scott Glenn - Actor, JOURNEY TO THE END OF NIGHT, W.
Michele Michel - Costume Designer, TRAINING DAY (2001)
Robert Newmyer - Producer
Raymond J. Barry - American Actor
Eva Mendes - Cuban American actress, HITCH
Conrad Buff - Editor
Conrad Buff IV - Editor
Denzel Washington - American actor, GLORY/TRAINING DAY
Mark Mancina - Composer
Dr. Dre - American Rapper, THE CHRONIC
Will Foster Stewart
Mauro Fiore - Director of Photography

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 122
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929112449
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Action
Live-Action
Thriller
Cops
Big City
Corruption
Theatrical Release
Los Angeles, California

 
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Reviews:
"...A flashy, cool and supremely charismatic performance by Denzel Washington serves as a flashpoint for TRAINING DAY..." - 09/03/2001 Variety, p.38-47


"...In TRAINING DAY, Mr. Washington's dry-ice grandeur -- the predator's reflexes contrasting with a pensive mouth -- deserves regard, and his powerhouse virtuosity will almost guarantee him an Oscar nomination..." - 10/05/2001 New York Times, p.E14


"...Washington is alternately menacing and charismatic -- one of the best performances in his career....Just as remarkable is the taut directing style of Antoine Fuqua and the gritty dialogue of screenwriter David Ayer..." - 10/05/2001 USA Today, p.5E


"...Denzel Washington, who just keeps getting better is a sparking, snapping live wire....His smiling seductive monster is a thrilling creation that gives TRAINING DAY all the bite it needs..." - 10/11/2001 Rolling Stone, p.98


"...[Washington] is never less than a spellbinding villain..." - 02/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.62-3


"...A hellish life-in-a day cop flick, TRAINING DAY's a simple, brutal pleasure..." - 03/01/2002 Total Film, p.98


"...Washington's performance gleefully goes over the top..." - 03/22/2002 Chicago Sun-Times, p.31


"[T]he entire presentation is very natural and realistic." - 07/01/2006 Widescreen Review, p.67

 
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