Director: Antoine Fuqua Run Time: 122 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2001
Starring: Denzel Washington, Dr. Dre, Ethan Hawke, Harris Yulin, Scott Glenn, Snoop Dogg, Tom Berenger
Screenwriter: David Ayer
Producers: Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer
“To protect the sheep, you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.” Ride along with Denzel on a nightmare of police corruption and crime on the nearby streets of East L.A. On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke giving an Oscar-nominated performance) works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears. As the stakes get higher and the danger grow, will he hold onto his principles or give in to the temptations of skirting the law? Raw, gritty, and powerful, Training Day was one of the most talked about film of 2001, thanks in large part to Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning performance at the dark heart of this unflinching film.