Training Day
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2 Nominations / 1 Win
Year 2001
Director Antoine Fuqua
Writer David Ayer
Starring Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Eva Mendes
74th Academy Awards

Training Day is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer, and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The film was a box office success and earned mostly positive critical appraisal.




In a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong.