Training Day/John Q [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Behind-the-scenes documentary HBO First Look: The making of Training Day
  • Feature-length audio commentary by director Antoine Fuqua
  • Additional scenes
  • Alternate ending
  • 2 music videos: Nelly's #1 and Pharoahe Monch's Got You
  • Interactive menus
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Cast film highlights
  • Scene access
  • Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
  • Link to the original theatrical web site and other locations
  • Log in to future online events
  • Original documentary - Fighting for Care features an in-depth look into the health care crisis stemming from an organ donor shortage and the lives that have been affected
  • Fact track - trivia subtitle track with direct access to additional features
  • Commentary by director Nick Cassavetes, screenwriter James Kearns, producer Mark Burg and director of photography Rogier Stoffers
  • Original documentary: Behind the Scenes of John Q
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
  • Theatrical press kit
  • Script-to-scene access to the film
  • Original website
  • Exclusive access to on-line Infinifilm features
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Training Day
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

John Q.
A national health care crisis in the United States yields this tense drama from screenwriter James Kearns and director Nick Cassavetes, who experienced a real-life dilemma with his daughter's congenital heart disease that mirrors the one in this film. Denzel Washington stars as John Q. Archibald, a factory worker facing financial hardship as a result of reduced hours in his workplace. When his young son, Michael (Daniel E. Smith), is stricken during a baseball game, John and his wife, Denise (Kimberly Elise), discover that their child is in need of an emergency heart transplant. Although the Archibalds have health insurance, they are informed by hospital administrator Rebecca Payne (Anne Heche) that their policy doesn't cover such an expensive procedure. Unable to raise the money himself, John persuades the hospital's compassionate cardiac surgeon, Dr. Raymond Turner (James Woods), to waive his lofty fee, but is still left with too much of a financial burden to bear. With no recourse but to take his son home to die, John snaps and holds the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room hostage at gunpoint. John is soon a media hero, the focus of intense news coverage, even as police chief Gus Monroe (Ray Liotta) and hostage negotiator Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) try to resolve the situation before it leads to bloodshed. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington - Alonzo Harris
  • Ethan Hawke
    Ethan Hawke - Jake Hoyt
  • Scott Glenn
    Scott Glenn - Roger
  • Tom Berenger
    Tom Berenger - Stan Gursky
  • Harris Yulin
    Harris Yulin - Doug Rosselli
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