Training Day

Denzel Washington  Actor Ethan Hawke  Actor Scott Glenn  Actor Tom Berenger  Actor Harris Yulin  Actor


MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Violence,Brief Nudity,Not For Children,Profanity,Drug Content

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Training Day

Theatrical Release Date: 2001 10 05 (USA)

UPC: 883929102518

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Brief Nudity, Not For Children, Profanity, Drug Content]

Summary: The Fast and the Furious (2001) screenwriter David Ayer follows up that fast-paced action hit with this gritty cop drama from director Antoine Fuqua. Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced Los Angeles Police Department rookie anxious to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington). Harris has agreed to give Hoyt a shot at joining his team with a one-day ride-along during which Hoyt must prove his mettle. As the day wears on, however, it becomes increasingly clear to the greenhorn that his experienced mentor has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own morally compromised code of ethics and street justice. As he struggles with his conscience, an increasingly alarmed Hoyt begins to suspect that he's not really being given an audition at all; he's being set up as the fall guy in an elaborate scheme. Training Day co-stars Tom Berenger, Scott Glenn, and recording artists Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Macy Gray. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Category: Crime

Awards: Best Actor – American Film Institute Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama – null Best Actor – Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Screen Actors Guild Best Actor – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor – Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: cc
Commentary by director Antoine Fuqua
Additional scenes
Alternate ending
HBO first look: the making of Training Day
2 music videos: Nelly's #1 and Pharoahe Monch's Got You
Cast film highlights
Theatrical trailer

Training Day

Format: DVD

Release Date: 02/02/2010

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 122 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Training Day
1. It's Today [3:54]
2. Tell Me a Story [4:08]
3. Leave Family out [4:17]
4. Drug Roust [3:17]
5. Narcotics in His Blood [4:58]
6. Joking With Roger [5:06]
7. Alley Incident [6:31]
8. It Takes a Wolf [3:58]
9. Collaring Sammy [4:28]
10. Sandman's Wife [4:39]
11. Firing Line [1:54]
12. Wolf of Sheep? [2:08]
13. Mother and Son [5:39]
14. LAPD's Finest [4:29]
15. The Unit Punches in [:25]
16. Roger out of His Mistery [2:56]
17. The Scenario [7:00]
18. This Is the Game [5:11]
19. Five-Card Draw [5:20]
20. The Drop on the Cop [4:06]
21. Smiley's Cousin [4:50]
22. "I'm Here for Alonzo" [4:01]
23. Preserving Life [3:53]
24. Rooftop Battle [4:04]
25. What Jake Learned Today [3:34]
26. "You Can't Kill Me" [3:43]
27. Going Home [3:55]
28. End Credits [3:02]

Derek Armstrong

In his most nefarious film role yet, Denzel Washington keeps the audience stumbling off balance, forcing them to ponder whether his unorthodox crime-fighting methods are justifiable radicalism or a deviant abuse of power. With bawdy humor and grudging praise providing counterpoint to his fierce stares and verbal intimidation, it's difficult to determine whether he's toughening a protégé through trial by fire, or laughing at a patsy he despises. Antoine Fuqua's Training Day is a violent, vigorous film sure to leave viewers uneasily processing their feelings about it. In that climate of renewed reverence for the police, the film's exaggerated portrayal of narcotics officers can't help but feel a bit uncharitable. Still, there's immediacy to the thesis that these undercover cops are so ornately jeweled, so hip to street culture, and so entrenched in their renegade philosophies that they become indistinguishable from the gangsters they're hunting. The film also understands how this world is governed by bravado, as Washington astutely and systematically manipulates Ethan Hawke's eagerness to prove he's man enough for the job. Washington alternates between visceral intensity and mere showiness in a role that's courageously unlikable, while Hawke makes the most of a soft, underwritten character. Even while including a handful of stylized camera tricks, Fuqua maintains a tense realism by filming in some of L.A.'s worst neighborhoods, using his own street credibility to convince real drug dealers and low-lifes to appear in the film. No less challenging for its flawed sensationalism, Training Day is bracing cinema. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Davis Guggenheim  Executive Producer 
Mark Mancina  Composer (Music Score) 
Jeffrey Silver  Producer 
Bobby Newmyer  Producer 
Antoine Fuqua  Director 
Bruce Berman  Executive Producer 
David Ayer  Screenwriter 
Denzel Washington  Actor 
Ethan Hawke  Actor 
Scott Glenn  Actor 
Tom Berenger  Actor 
Harris Yulin  Actor 
Raymond J. Barry  Actor 
Cliff Curtis  Actor 
Dr. Dre  Actor 
Snoop Dogg  Actor 
Macy Gray  Actor 
Charlotte Ayanna  Actor 
Nick Chinlund  Actor 
Jaime Gomez  Actor 
Raymond Cruz  Actor 
Noel Guglielmi  Actor 
Eva Mendes  Actor 
Sarah Danielle Madison  Actor 

Country: USA