• Training Day (2001)

Training Day

Release Date: October 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Police drama about a veteran officer who escorts a rookie on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics unit. "Training Day" is a blistering action drama that asks the audience to decide what is necessary, what is heroic and what crosses the line in the harrowing gray zone of fighting urban crime. Does law-abiding law enforcement come at the expense of justice and public safety? If so, do we demand safe streets at any cost?

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Raymond J. Barry, Cliff Curtis, Dr. Dre

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: NPV Entertainment, Village Roadshow Prod.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Los Angeles, Gritty, Rise, Hospital, Police station, Fall, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Be warned: Though it's entirely justified by the story, there's a level of violence and brutality in Training Day -- that some terror-weary audience members may not care to cope with these days. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Training Day can be simplistic, formulaic and absurdly melodramatic -- but Mr. Washington is flat-out great.

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Denzel Washington ventures into the dark side as a seriously corrupt narcotics cop in Training Day, and the results are electrifying. So is the picture, thanks to taut, sinewy direction by Antoine Fuqua and a compelling script by David Ayer (The Fast and the Furious). show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role