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
Commentary by director Antoine Fuqua
HBO first look: the making of Training Day
2 music videos: Nelly's #1 and Pharoahe Monch's Got You
this was a awesome movie to add to my large dvd collection
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've only watched Training Day once and I love it. Its such a great movie. When i first watched it I couldn't remember the name of it and for years passed on buying it because I didn't know it was the movie I was looking for. So i'm thrilled to own it Blu ray.
Denzel finally plays a bad guy and he ended up winning an Oscar for his performance in this movie. The movie takes place over a day, but what a day it is. It'll have you on the edge of your seat. Great flick.