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Training Day

Theatrical poster for Training Day
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Produced by Bruce Berman and Davis Guggenheim
Written by David Ayer
Starring Denzel Washington
Ethan Hawke
Scott Glenn
Eva Mendes
Tom Berenger
Snoop Dogg
Music by Mark Mancina
Cinematography Mauro Fiore
Editing by Conrad Buff IV
Distributed by Warner Bros. (USA)
Release date(s) October 5, 2001
Running time 122 Min.
Country USA USA
Language English
IMDb profile

Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris' elite narcotics unit. The entire movie takes place over a single, intense 24-hour period in Los Angeles that forever changes the lives of both officers. The movie was written by David Ayer and directed by Antoine Fuqua, both of whom grew up in gang neighborhoods. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 405 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (510 × 755 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a film poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the film... Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an African-American film director of such films as The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun Fat, Bait with Jamie Foxx, Training Day with Denzel Washington, Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis and King Arthur with Clive Owen. ... Bruce Berman is the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at the Community College of Baltimore County Categories: Stub ... Davis Guggenheim (1964-) is an Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. ... David Ayer is an American screenwriter, respected for his insight into the dual worlds of L.A. street life and submarines, both of which he knows very well. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer and film director. ... Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for supporting roles. ... Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) is an American actress. ... Tom Berenger (born May 31, 1949) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor known mainly for his roles in action films. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Mark Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... The Los Angeles Police Department (usually known as the LAPD) is the police department of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... A police officer is a warranted employee of a police service. ... Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer and film director. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word for stupor, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... David Ayer is an American screenwriter, respected for his insight into the dual worlds of L.A. street life and submarines, both of which he knows very well. ... Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an African-American film director of such films as The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun Fat, Bait with Jamie Foxx, Training Day with Denzel Washington, Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis and King Arthur with Clive Owen. ... For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ...


Fuqua wanted Training Day to look as authentic as possible, and he shot on location in some of the most infamous neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California. He even obtained permission from gangs to shoot in the notoriously dangerous Imperial Courts housing project. His crew ended up receiving a warm welcome from local residents, who were all happy that a movie was being made that showed some of the regular life that exists in their world. When Fuqua wasn't able to shoot a scene directly on location, he recreated these locations on sets. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Imperial Courts is a public housing project located in the Watts area of South Los Angeles (nee South Central Los Angeles). ... Public housing describes a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ...


There were two police officers on hand as technical advisors, Michael Patterson and Paul Lozada. Cle Shaheed "Bone" Sloan served as the gang advisor. Washington, Hawke and other cast members also met with undercover police officers, local drug dealers and gangbangers to help them understand their roles better. An expert or knowledgeable advisor to a movie or television production, whose job is to see that their field of expertise is portrayed accurately in the production. ... This biography does not cite its references or sources. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ...


Although the film received mixed reviews upon release, Denzel Washington's portrayal of Alonzo Harris gathered glowing praise from the critics. Fuqua wanted his character to be seductive and part of a machine, and not just a random rogue cop. In Washington's own words,

"I think in some ways he’s done his job too well. He’s learned how to manipulate, how to push the line further and further, and, in the process, he’s become more hard-core than some of the guys he’s chasing."

In the movie Harris shows a liking towards Hoyt, and in many ways he sees Hoyt as a younger version of himself -- naive and idealistic before being hardened by the harsh realities of police work and street life.


Training Day presents the moral dilemma of committing minor crimes to prevent larger ones and getting things done even if it means making moral compromises. Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Ethan Hawke was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


Training Day also features appearances by Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Eva Mendes and musical artists Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Macy Gray. Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for supporting roles. ... Tom Berenger (born May 31, 1949) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor known mainly for his roles in action films. ... As Quentin Travers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) is an American actress. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967[1]) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. ...

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Box Office

The film grossed over 75 million dollars in the U.S.


Plot

The movie, as the title suggests, follows a single day in the life of a young LAPD cop Jake Hoyt (Hawke) as he is subject to a single day evaluation by Alonzo Harris (Washington), a highly decorated LAPD police narcotics officer to see if he has what it takes to be a 'narc'. “LAPD” redirects here. ... Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer and film director. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


During the first few moments of Jake's pairing with Alonzo, it becomes quickly apparent that Jake's 'by the book' dictum is in stark contrast to Alonzo's philosophy of blending in with the street. They first detain some college students buying marijuana from a dealer, but instead of arresting them they just take their drugs. Jake is put into a compromising position when Alonzo offers him a hit of marijuana (that is, unknown to Jake, laced with PCP) as a test of his 'street smarts', threatening to throw him out if he doesn't smoke it. Jake relents under pressure and does what he is told. A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Phencyclidine (a contraction of the chemical name phenylcyclohexylpiperidine), abbreviated PCP, is a dissociative drug formerly used as an anesthetic agent, exhibiting hallucinogenic and neurotoxic effects. ...


Alonzo then takes Jake to the home of a man named Roger (Scott Glenn), whom Alonzo seems to have a close relationship with. As they're cruising down the street later on, Jake notices a female high school student being attacked by two men in a side alley. Jake jumps out of the car and saves her, while Alonzo watches. Jake wants to arrest the men and get a statement from the girl, but Alonzo dismisses her and leaves the two men out on the street, though not before intimidating them. Jake discovers the girl's pink wallet before he leaves and picks it up. Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for supporting roles. ...


During the rest of the day, Alonzo brings Jake further and further into the world of the 'street' as he harasses a drug dealer named Blue (Snoop Dogg) and learns about another drug dealer named Sandman. He then illegally searches Sandman's home and steals thousands of dollars in the presence of Sandman's wife (Macy Gray) and nephew. He then takes Jake to the Jungles to meet his Salvadoran mistress, Sara (Eva Mendes), and their young son, where he establishes that the gang members in the housing project all fear and respect him. Alonzo then meets with three high ranking police officers — known as the "Three Wisemen" (Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Raymond J. Barry) — where it is clear from their conversation that Alonzo has bigger problems than breaking in a new rookie, but the details are left very vague. Alonzo then receives permission from the wisemen to "cash in" on an "account". Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967[1]) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. ... Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) is an American actress. ... Tom Berenger (born May 31, 1949) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor known mainly for his roles in action films. ... As Quentin Travers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Raymond J. Barry (b. ...


Alonzo goes back to Roger's home with Jake and some fellow narcs, and seizes Roger's money stash hidden underneath the floor of his kitchen, offering a cut to the team (though Jake refuses it). Alonzo then takes Jake's shotgun and shoots Roger as he sits unarmed and helpless. Jake is horrified by what he had just witnessed and while the crew sets out to manipulate the crime scene, he snaps, resulting in a tense standoff between him and the corrupt officers. But he soon realizes his predicament and surrenders when Alonzo mentions the department's blood test as his wild card, which would ruin him as it would detect the PCP he had smoked during the day. The term wild card was originally used in card games, but the term has evolved to describe what the Merriam-Webster Dictionary calls an unknown or unpredictable factor in any number of domains. ...


The backup arrives to clean up, and Jake expresses his disgust at the way Alonzo operates, to which Alonzo replies that it is part of his methodology; he had to cozy up to Roger (who was apparently a very elusive and unscrupulous drug dealer) in order to take him out, which sums up his pragmatic view of "law enforcement", but Jake believes otherwise. Pragmatism is a school of philosophy which originated in the United States in the late 1800s. ...


The pair later arrive at the home of a Latino gangster named "Smiley," who is playing poker with two other gang members. After playing a hand, Jake becomes aware that Alonzo has abandoned him to the thugs, after which Smiley informs him of Alonzo's situation; he must pay one million dollars to the Russian mob for killing one of their couriers in Las Vegas, or face death - which would explain the heist on Roger's stash. Jake then tries to escape, but the trio quickly overpowers him and drags him into the bathroom to be shot. They ignore his mercy pleas and search his pockets, finding the pink wallet he had picked up earlier which, ironically, belongs to Smiley's cousin. Jake desperately tells him where he found it, and Smiley calls his cousin, who confirms Jake's story and provides his physical description. Smiley is visibly moved by the coincidence and calls off the hit, letting him go. // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ... A game of Texas hold em in progress. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... “Nephew” redirects here. ...


Jake returns to Sara's apartment looking for Alonzo. He attempts to arrest him as he tries to make his appointment with the Russians, but Alonzo resists. Jake eventually subdues him, after which gang members and local residents begin congregating to watch the conflict. Alonzo tries to get the crowd on his side, but it becomes evident that Jake had stripped him of his power and that the neighbourhood has had enough of him; they allow Jake to walk away with the money, who intends to turn it in as evidence. Detained by one of the gang members, an incensed Alonzo then rails at the defiant mob, angrily shouting "I'm the police, I run shit here! You just live here! I'm police! KING KONG AIN'T GOT SHIT ON ME!" They in turn abandon him in disgust. The original 1933 King Kong model. ...


In his desperate escape to LAX, a broken Alonzo meets his end when a crew of Russian hitmen viciously gun him down at a quiet intersection. Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ...


The final scene has Jake pulling into his driveway and going home to his family, while a radio broadcast reports Alonzo's death — describing it as occurring honorably in the line of duty, instead of the more sordid truth the movie has revealed.


Cast

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer and film director. ... Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for supporting roles. ... Tom Berenger (born May 31, 1949) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor known mainly for his roles in action films. ... As Quentin Travers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Raymond J. Barry (b. ... For other uses, see: Cliff Curtis (disambiguation). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6, 1967[1]) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. ... Charlotte Ayanna (born September 25, 1976 as Charlotte Lopez) is an actress. ... Nicholas Chinlund, born November 18, 1961 in New York City, is an actor. ... From left: Apl. ... Raymond Cruz is a Hispanic-American actor. ... Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) is an American actress. ... Noel Gugliemi (born in 1970 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor born to an Italian father and a Mexican mother. ...

Trivia

DVD cover for the film
  • Screenplay sold on spec for $1 million dollars.[citation needed]
  • This movie marked the first time L.A. street gangs allowed cameras to be brought into the Imperial Courts neighborhood. The crew also filmed in Hoover Block.
  • Denzel Washington's character drives a black 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo lowrider.
  • The coffee shop in the beginning of the movie, called Quality Cafe, appears in many movies, including Old School, Se7en, Ghost World, Gone in Sixty Seconds, and Catch Me If You Can.
  • The movie's script was altered to add some aspects of the Rampart Scandal, which happened after it was written.
  • Denzel Washington's character looks were designed to resemble Rafael Pérez's, who played a central role in the Rampart Scandal.
  • This marks one of the first movies where Washington plays a villain.
  • About 35% of Washington's dialogue was improvised.[citation needed]
  • This movie was parodied to a 5-minute segment of Chappelle's Show. The parody involves Wayne Brady and Chappelle cruising in a neighbourhood to show Brady's "real" side. There is a segment of the skit very reminiscent of when Alonzo "convinces" Hoyt to smoke marijuana laced with PCP.
  • An alternate ending on DVD shows Jake Hoyt being approached and questioned by the "Three Wise Men" as he returns home (their silhouettes of them leaving the car parked on the street can be briefly seen in the theatrical version).
  • The movie was alluded to in the video for Lil' Scrappy's "No Problem" with Snoop Dogg in the role of "Blue" again.
  • Denzel Washington's character Alonzo was ranked 50th on the AFI's 100 greatest heroes and villains.

DVD cover or insert scan from the movie Training Day, personal scan, claiming fair use (does not detract from original work, scanned from legal copy, image is of sufficiently low resolution). ... DVD cover or insert scan from the movie Training Day, personal scan, claiming fair use (does not detract from original work, scanned from legal copy, image is of sufficiently low resolution). ... Imperial Courts is a public housing project located in the Watts area of South Los Angeles (nee South Central Los Angeles). ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Bomb from the Viejitos Car Club Orange County A lowrider is a car or truck which has had its suspension system modified (sometimes with hydraulic suspension) so that it rides as low to the ground as possible. ... Old School is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG in 2003, about three thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so. ... Seven promotional poster. ... Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, also titled Ghost World. ... Gone in Sixty Seconds is a 2000 action film, directed by Dominic Sena and written by Scott Rosenberg. ... Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. ... The Rampart Scandal refers to widespread corruption of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) anti-gang unit of the LAPD Rampart Division in the late 1990s. ... Rafael Pérez is the central figure in the LAPD Rampart Scandal. ... A dialogue (sometimes spelt dialog[1]) is a reciprocal conversation between two or more entities. ... Improvisation is the act of making something up as you go along. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lil Scrappy (born Darryl Kevin Richardson II on January 20, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper signed to BME Recordings. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... // AFIs 100 Years. ...

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Training Day is a 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt LAPD police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris's Narcotics unit.
Training Day brings up a moral dilemma of committing little crimes to prevent large ones and getting things done effectively even if it is not done the right way.
The movie, as the title suggests, follows a single day in the life of a young LAPD cop Jake Hoyt (Hawke) as he is subject to a single day evaluation by Alonzo Harris (Washington), a highly decorated LAPD police narcotics officer to see if he has what it takes to be a 'narc'.
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Family day care provides approximately two-thirds of the child care in the country, yet Krause Eheart and Leavitt (1986) found in an interview study of 150 providers that about one in every three providers had training and that more than half of the providers did not want training.
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