The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.
"You get the wolf to protect the sheep. And it takes a wolf to get a wolf." - Alonzo Harris
Release Date: October 5, 2001 (re-release: February 22, 2002)
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Eva Mendes, Charlotte Ayanna, Tom Berenger, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Scott Glenn
Plot Summary: Every day, there is a war being waged on America’s inner city streets – a war between residents, drug dealers and the people sworn to protect one from the other. This war has its casualties, none greater than L.A.P.D. Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris (Washington), a 13-year veteran narcotics officer whose questionable methodology blurs the line between legality and corruption. His optimism has long since been chipped away by his tour of duty in the streets, where fighting crime by the book can get you killed, and getting the job done often requires Alonzo and his colleagues to break the laws they are empowered to enforce. A gritty, realistic drama set in the morally ambiguous world of undercover police investigation, "Training Day" shadows Alonzo as he tests the resolve of idealistic rookie Jake Hoyt (Hawke), who has one day and one day only to prove himself to his fiercely charismatic superior. Over the next 24 hours, Jake will be pulled deeper and deeper into the ethical mire of Alonzo’s logic as both men put their lives and career on the line to serve their conflicting notions of justice.
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Edited by The Penguin
Wow. Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke just blow you away.
Anyone see this?