27 September 2006

Training Day (2001)


















































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Training Day (2001)

Also Known As:
Día de Entrenamiento

Tagline:
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.

Directed by
Antoine Fuqua

Plot summary:
Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) begins his training as a narcotics cop with veteran Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) as his mentor. Things begin shakily as Jake prepares to check in at the station for roll call before Alonzo calls him and tells him to skip that and to meet him at a restaurant. Alonzo tells Jake that they're "going to the office," but "the office" turns out to nothing more than Alonzo's spiffy car. Thus we're instantly cut off from any other authority figure besides Alonzo. It feels slightly shady, but now we're completely and totally in Alonzo's hands. Alonzo proves intimidating at best and downright scary at worst. Jake tries his best to be friendly, but Alonzo verbally knocks him on his behind, warning him that to show the slightest hint of warmth on the street can be fatal.
Alonzo shows Jake around town, taking him on a drug bust, making him smoke dope as a test of his street credibility, taking him to see a fellow cop (Scott Glenn) and a drug dealer (Snoop Dogg), searching a strange woman's (Macy Gray's) house, and visiting his own girlfriend (Eva Mendes) for a noontime romp. The day drags on, Jake trying to shake off his drug-induced haze and also a growing sense of fear. With each stop Alonzo makes, a sinister plan comes more and more into focus. [source: Jeffrey M. Anderson, combustiblecelluloid.com]

Cast:

Denzel Washington .... Alonzo

Ethan Hawke .... Jake

Scott Glenn .... Roger

Tom Berenger .... Stan Gursky
Harris Yulin .... Doug Rosselli

Raymond J. Barry .... Lou Jacobs

Cliff Curtis .... Smiley
Dr. Dre .... Paul

Snoop Dogg .... Blue

Macy Gray .... Sandman's Wife

Charlotte Ayanna .... Lisa

Eva Mendes .... Sara (as Eva Mendez)

Nick Chinlund .... Tim
Jaime Gomez .... Mark (as Jaime P. Gomez)

Raymond Cruz .... Sniper

Noel Gugliemi .... Moreno (as Noel Guglielmi)

Samantha Esteban .... Letty (as Samantha Becker)
Richard Browner .... Waiter (Dining Car)
Ronald Ellis .... Gangster
William English .... Dice Player #4

Kyjel N. Jolly .... Alonzo's Son
Fran Kranz .... College Driver
Janeen Krikorian .... Waitress (Diner)
Princera Lee .... Wig Store Owner
Robert Leon .... Veterano
Seidy Lopez .... Dreamer
Kenneth Allen Madden .... Dice Player #1

Sarah Danielle Madison .... Female College Passenger
Chris Patterson .... Dice Player #2
Rudy Perez .... PeeWee
Darrel Sellers .... Dice Player #3
Ben Skorstad .... LAPD Pilot
Cle Shaheed Sloan .... Bone (as Cle 'Shiheed' Sloan)
Brett Sorenson .... Male College Passenger
Abel Soto .... Neto

Will Stewart .... Crackhead #2 (as Will Foster Stewart)

Denzel Whitaker .... Dimitri
Garland Whitt .... Crackhead #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ayer .... First Russian Hitman (uncredited)
Jon A. Barnes .... LAPD Street Cop (uncredited)

Terry Crews .... Gang Member (uncredited)

Peter Greene .... Jeff (uncredited)

Namrata Singh Gujral .... Latina Beauty (uncredited)

Julie Stranahan .... Female Cop (uncredited)