Training Day

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears.
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Film Cast:

  • Jake Hoyt: Ethan Hawke
  • Alonzo Harris: Denzel Washington
  • Roger: Scott Glenn
  • Stan Gursky: Tom Berenger
  • Doug Rosselli: Harris Yulin
  • Lou Jacobs: Raymond J. Barry
  • Smiley: Cliff Curtis
  • Paul: Dr. Dre
  • Blue: Snoop Dogg
  • Sandman’s Wife: Macy Gray
  • Lisa: Charlotte Ayanna
  • Sara: Eva Mendes
  • Tim: Nick Chinlund
  • Mark: Jaime Gomez
  • Sniper: Raymond Cruz
  • Moreno: Noel Gugliemi
  • Letty: Samantha Esteban
  • Waiter (Dining Car): Richard Browner
  • Gangster: Ronald Ellis
  • Dice Player #4: William English
  • Alonzo’s Son: Kyjel N. Jolly
  • College Driver: Fran Kranz
  • Waitress (Diner): Janeen Krikorian
  • Wig Store Owner: Princera Lee
  • Dreamer: Seidy López
  • Veterano: Robert Leon
  • Dice Player #1: Kenneth Allen Madden
  • Female College Passenger: Sarah Danielle Madison
  • Dice Player #2: Chris Patterson
  • PeeWee: Rudy Perez
  • Dice Player #3: Darrell Sellers
  • LAPD Pilot: Ben Skorstad
  • Bone: Cle Shaheed Sloan
  • Male College Passenger: Brett Sorenson
  • Neto: Abel Soto
  • Crackhead #2: Will Stewart
  • Dimitri: Denzel Whitaker
  • Crackhead #1: Garland Whitt
  • First Russian Hitman (uncredited): David Ayer
  • Gang Member (uncredited): Terry Crews
  • Jeff (uncredited): Peter Greene

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Naomi Shohan
  • Art Direction: David Lazan
  • Executive Producer: Bruce Berman
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Editor: Conrad Buff IV
  • Original Music Composer: Mark Mancina
  • Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
  • Hairstylist: Larry M. Cherry
  • Key Makeup Artist: Ken Diaz
  • Co-Producer: David Ayer
  • Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
  • Sound Mixer: Russell Williams II
  • Executive Producer: Davis Guggenheim
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Producer: Jeffrey Silver
  • Producer: Robert F. Newmyer
  • Co-Producer: Scott Strauss
  • Associate Producer: Susan E. Novick
  • Supervising Sound Editor: George Simpson
  • Hairstylist: Larry Waggoner
  • Co-Producer: David Wisnievitz
  • Costume Design: Michele Michel
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Martin Bresin
  • Set Designer: Robert C. Goldstein
  • Wardrobe Master: Frank Perry Rose
  • Stunts: Nancy Young
  • Sound Effects Editor: Piero Mura
  • Makeup Artist: Carl Fullerton
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Michael Herbick
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Daniel J. Leahy
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Steve Pederson
  • Camera Operator: Maurice K. McGuire
  • Sound Effects Editor: John P. Fasal
  • Steadicam Operator: Kirk R. Gardner
  • Makeup Artist: Jay Wejebe
  • Sound Effects Editor: David E. Stone
  • Location Manager: Michael Haro
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Michael Bauman
  • Still Photographer: Robert Zuckerman
  • Video Assist Operator: Chris Wagganer
  • Music Supervisor: John Houlihan
  • Costume Supervisor: Maritza Garcia-Roddy
  • Makeup Artist: John Rizzo
  • Key Hair Stylist: Dino Ganziano
  • Key Grip: Stuart Abramson
  • Rigging Gaffer: Victor Svimonoff
  • Sound Effects Editor: Michael Jonascu
  • Video Assist Operator: Dempsey Tillman
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: David O’Brien
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Mark Spath
  • First Assistant Director: Randy Fletcher
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Thomas M. Dangcil
  • Key Costumer: Malou Magnusson
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Emil Hampton
  • Sound Effects Editor: Steve Lee
  • Set Dresser: Alan Burg
  • Script Supervisor: Nicole Rubio
  • Boom Operator: Tony McCovey
  • Set Dresser: Edward Tamayo
  • Sound Effects Editor: Eric Potter
  • Set Designer: Susan Lomino
  • Second Assistant Director: Don Wilkerson

Movie Reviews:

  • Bazzjazz: This Film has to be one of the most intense shows I’ve seen . Ethan Hawke and Denzel are a great match together. Ethan plays the supporting role majestically.

    Great cameos in the show too. With Snoop Dog. Macy Gray, Tom Berrenger .
    But the show is highly tense. But good entertainment.

    “Are You a Wolf Or A Sheep?”

  • Wuchak: _**Great urban thriller**_

    Ethan Hawke plays Hoyt, a rookie cop on his first 24-hour training day with the L.A.P.D. narcotics division. Denzel Washington plays veteran Alonzo Harris whose methods seem questionable, to say the least. Harris argues that one has to become a wolf to take down a wolf. Will Hoyt make it through the day alive, let alone uncorrupted?

    “Training Day” had a lukewarm reception at the box office the first weekend of its release in 2001, but the profits steadily increased for the next six weeks as word-of-mouth spread. The greatness of “Training Day” is not simply due to the intriguing story and excellent writing, but also the superb casting. Hawke is perfect as the naive, but ambitious rookie and Washington is nothing short of stunning as Alonzo Harris, ranking with the best performances in cinematic history, like Jon Voight’s Manny in “Runaway Train” or Robert Duvall’s Col. Kilgore in “Apocalypse Now.”

    As the training day continues Alonzo’s methodology becomes increasingly dubious and you can just imagine Hoyt responding, “I… don’t… see… any… method… at… all… Sir.” How can anyone withstand the temptations he faces and not give in (and I don’t mean the drugs)? Needless to say, the film scores high marks on the moral conundrum front.

    There’s one obviously contrived element but that’s par for the course with movies and it could’ve been worse. Of course, the action and thrills are amped-up, but the tone is thankfully realistic.

    BOTTOM LINE: “Training Day” is an excellent urban thriller with a captivating performance by Washington. It’s fittingly ugly, raw and brutal, so stay away if you don’t think you can stomach it.

    The film runs 2 hours, 2 minutes, and was shot in L.A. Peripheral actors include Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Eva Mendes, Charlotte Ayanna, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

    GRADE: A-

  • r96sk: Denzel Washington is sensational in this, the plot might not quite match his performance but ‘Training Day’ is still a great watch. It’s a riveting 122 minutes, I’m just not in love with how the premise is played out.

    Washington’s character, Alonzo, never really changes throughout, despite a supposed problem of his. I kept waiting for a reason to change the opinion that the first act puts to you regarding him but it never came, there’s never a point I cared for him and I assume I was supposed to… at least to some degree? Also, his issue is thrown at you in one scene and isn’t really mentioned again until the end. I get the character, just not his arc.

    Ethan Hawke is very good, too, in this, even if I kept hearing Tom Cruise when he spoke… You also have a load of now familiar faces involved, including Eva Mendes, Raymond Cruz, Cliff Curtis, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Terry Crews. Quite an interesting cast list, that.

    Loved all of this, except the (still good) plot execution. Maybe that’s just me though. From what I’ve seen, Washington’s best performance so far. He’s the main takeaway from this whatever way you look at it.

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