Training Day

Synopsis: In Los Angeles, 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

It's time.

Hey there...

...good morning. How are you today?

Hey. What are you doing up?


Is that Daddy?

Hey there, cowgirl.

She's a little feisty today.

Babies should be sleeping.

"I'm too hungry for my own good. "


I gotta get ready.

Wrong day to be forgetting stuff.

You know how lucky you are.

Don't screw this up.

All right! Jesus.

- She go back to sleep?

- Yes. Ate like a pig.

I know I'm lucky. I ace this job,

the department's wide open.

Get my own division someday.

You should see their houses.


Well, yes.

Don't worry, I will.

He's right here.

It's Alonzo.

- Hello.

- Hoyt?

Yes, sir.

- Going to roll call?

- I'm leaving now.

- Hoyt?

- Yes, sir?

- Fairies go to roll call. We don't.

- Good to know.

There's a coffee shop on 7th.

Be there at 10.

Be in comfortable shoes.

Got a backup gun?

- Only the standard issue Beretta.

- Bring it. Cuffs too.

Maybe we'll do some business.

We're aggressive.

I know. That's why I signed up.

I want to thank you for this...

What's wrong?

Feels like football tryouts.

I wish it was tomorrow

so I'd know if I made the squad.

Listen, it's not tomorrow, it's today.

- I know it's gonna work out.

- You do?

Good morning, sir.

No, thank you, ma'am.

Get some chow in you.

My dollar.

Thank you, sir, but I ate.

Fine. Don't.

It's nice here.

May I read?

- I'm sorry, sir. L...

- Thank you.

- I'll get something to eat.

- Hell, no you won't. You f***ed up.

I'm trying to read. Please shut up.

I'll like not being in a hot

black and white all summer.

Tell me a story, Hoyt.

- Like my story?

- Not your story, a story.

Since you can't shut up

so I can read, tell me a story.

- I don't know any.

- You don't?

- No.

- I'll tell you one.

This is a newspaper, right?

It's 90 percent bullshit.

But it's entertaining. So I read it.

It entertains me. You won't let me

read it, so you entertain me.

Tell me a story now. Go.

- There was a DUl stop.

- A DUl stop?

Let me load up!

- A DUl? Oh, sh*t!

- Well, I...

- Listen, we were on midwatch...

- We who?

- Oh, me and Debbie.

- Who's Debbie?

Debbie Maxwell, my training officer.

- A female training officer?

- Yes, sir.

Okay. All right.

Was she black, white?

She was white.

- Lick-her license?

- A what?

A lick-her license.

Was she a dyke, a lesbian?

- Is she any good?

- She's pretty good.

- Okay, Debbie, midwatch. Go.

- Right.

- It was a quiet night...

- Boom!

- What the f***?

- You never know, that's the point. Go.

It was quiet and we're rolling...

...I'm driving. This Acura,

just a beautiful car...

...comes out a side street, all over

the median. I hit the wailer.

He drives for 10 blocks

before he pulls over.

Plates run clean,

so I test and arrest.

I'm belting in our unit,

and she's tossing his car.

She shows me a. 38

and two loaded shotguns.

- No sh*t?

- No sh*t! So...

...she calls and I'm searching.

I find 500 grams of meth.

Turns out he's on bail

for distribution...

...on his way to smoke

his ex-partner before trial.


- Prevented a murder.

- You got him. It's amazing.

It is. That you're out there...

...with a fine b*tch for a year and

the best story you can tell me... a drunk stop.

But I don't believe you.

You tapped that ass, didn't you?

Tell the truth.

You know you tapped that ass.

In the back, bam! Code X.

- I got a wife.

- You got a dick.

- You do have one, don't you?

- Yes.

Your dick lines up straight.

Right and left of it are pockets.

In those pockets are money.

Look in either one. Pay the bill.

Grab that menu off that window for me.

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David Ayer

David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day (2001), and the director and writer of Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), Sabotage (2014), Fury (2014), and Suicide Squad (2016). more…

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