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Training Day Details


The Fast and the Furious (2001) screenwriter David Ayer follows up that fast-paced action hit with this gritty cop drama from director Antoine Fuqua. Ethan Hawke stars as Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced Los Angeles Police Department rookie anxious to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington). Harris has agreed to give Hoyt a shot at joining his team with a one-day ride-along during which Hoyt must prove his mettle. As the day wears on, however, it becomes increasingly clear to the greenhorn that his experienced mentor has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own morally compromised code of ethics and street justice. As he struggles with his conscience, an increasingly alarmed Hoyt begins to suspect that he's not really being given an audition at all; he's being set up as the fall guy in an elaborate scheme. Training Day co-stars Tom Berenger, Scott Glenn, and recording artists Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Macy Gray. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:October 5, 2001


Awarded by
American Film Institute Denzel Washington Best Actor 2001 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Denzel Washington Best Actor 2001 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Denzel Washington Best Actor 2001 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Denzel Washington Best Actor 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Denzel Washington Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2001 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Ethan Hawke Best Supporting Actor 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ethan Hawke Best Supporting Actor 2001 Nominee


Denzel Washington
as Alonzo Harris
Ethan Hawke
as Jake Hoyt
Scott Glenn
as Roger
Tom Berenger
as Stan Gursky
Harris Yulin
as Doug Rosselli
Raymond J. Barry
as Lou Jacobs
Cliff Curtis
as Smiley
Dr. Dre
as Paul
Snoop Dogg
as Blue
Macy Gray
as Sandman's Wife
Charlotte Ayanna
as Lisa
Nick Chinlund
as Tim
Jaime Gomez
as Mark
Raymond Cruz
as Sniper
Noel Guglielmi
as Moreno
Eva Mendes
as Sara Harris
Sarah Danielle Madison
as Female Passenger


Antoine Fuqua
Jeffrey Silver
Bobby Newmyer
David Ayer
Mark Mancina
Composer (Music Score)
John Houlihan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Conrad Buff
Naomi Shohan
Production Designer
David S. Lazan
Art Director
David Ayer
David Wisnievitz
Scott Strauss
Susan E. Novick
Associate Producer
Davis Guggenheim
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Robert C. Goldstein
Set Designer
Sue Lomino
Set Designer
Michele Michel
Costume Designer
Jan Pascale
Set Decorator
Russell Williams II
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Vernieu
Tierre Turner
Stunts Coordinator
Ken Bates
Stunts Coordinator
Chuck Cohen
Second Unit Director Of Photography