History Film / TrainingDay

21st Nov '17 8:19:42 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Training Day'' is a crime film from 2001 directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Creator/DenzelWashington and Creator/EthanHawke.

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''Training Day'' is a [[FilmNoir Neo Noir]] crime film from 2001 directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Creator/DenzelWashington and Creator/EthanHawke.




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19th Nov '17 5:52:23 AM crisisthevillain
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Denzel Washington won the Best Actor UsefulNotes/AcademyAward--one of only two black men ever to win the award, the other being Creator/SidneyPoitier for ''Film/LiliesOfTheField''. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.

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Denzel Washington won the Best Actor UsefulNotes/AcademyAward--one of UsefulNotes/AcademyAward--making him only two the second black men man ever to win the award, the other first being Creator/SidneyPoitier for ''Film/LiliesOfTheField''. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.
15th Sep '17 12:20:27 AM FierceArtist
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* EvilIsPetty: After Alonzo refuses to book in the crackheads/attempted rapists in, he spends two minutes harassing one of them for calling him a "bitch" and telling him to "suck [his] dick".


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* FatalFlaw: For Alonzo, Wrath. Despite usually been smooth and calculating, his temper often gets the better of him. [[spoiler:His killing of a courier for the Mafiya in Las Vegas is that gets him in trouble, and serves the backbone for the movie's plot]]. One could argue, Lust as well, since Jake accurately deduces that he would be at his mistress' home, after [[spoiler:abandoning Jake to be killed by gangsters]].
14th Sep '17 4:45:05 AM FierceArtist
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** Alonzo forces Jake at gunpoint to take a hit of marijuana near the beginning of the film. Jake later has a MushroomSamba episode, when he finds out that it was laced with PCP. Jake immediately regrets taking it, while Alonzo deadpans, "You're an adult, you're responsible for your own actions. Ain't like I put a gun to your head".
14th Sep '17 4:33:52 AM FierceArtist
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* AffablyEvil:
** Roger, Alonzo's drug contact, is really friendly and genial, and is in fact a long time friend of Alonzo. In fact, Jake's opinion of Alonzo sours completely when [[spoiler:Alonzo kills Roger, and takes his money]]. Alonzo justifies himself by pointing out to Jake that however friendly he was with Roger, he was still a feared drug lord.
** The Latino GangBangers that Alonzo and Jake visit [[spoiler:that were hired by Alonzo to get rid of Jake]]. They play cards with Jake, and though it's a BatmanGambit, the later decides to let him go for saving his cousin earlier in the film, revealing that it was NothingPersonal.



* BlackComedy:
** After Alonzo robs the girlfriend of a drug lord, her angry tirade alerts the drug lord's men to shoot at the officers. Alonzo tries to start the car quickly, but they manage to shoot the back window. Alonzo is [[BerserkButton visibly annoyed]] since he took a great deal of pride in what is [[CoolCar a very nice car]] and immediately steps out to return fire.
** The scene where Jake shoots [[spoiler:Alonzo]] in the buttocks while he attempts to grab a gun.



* GoKartingWithBowser: Late in the film, audiences are treated to an odd visual of a police officer (Jake) playing cards with a trio of gangsters.



** Jake and Alonzo argue over "street justice" when the latter doesn't even attempt to take in the attempted rapists of a high-school girl, and himself notes that they'll probably be killed by the gangsters she's related to. Alonzo even says that they hope that the "scum sort each out", as it gives the LAPD less work to deal with. [[spoiler: It seems out of all the lessons Alonzo taught him, Jake took this one to heart, as by the end, Jake has Alonzo at gunpoint - the latter as much a scumbag as those he fights, when a GangBanger assures him that they'll deal with him, and he can leave. Jake complies and leaving him to "street justice"]].

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** Jake and Alonzo argue over "street justice" when the latter doesn't even attempt to take in the attempted rapists of a high-school girl, and himself notes that they'll probably be killed by the gangsters she's related to. Alonzo even says that they hope that the "scum sort each out", as it gives the LAPD less work to deal with. [[spoiler: It seems out of all the lessons Alonzo taught him, Jake took this one to heart, as by the end, Jake has Alonzo at gunpoint - the latter as much a scumbag as those he fights, when a GangBanger assures him that they'll deal with him, and he can leave. Jake complies and complies, leaving him to "street justice"]].


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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Moreno, one of Smiley's cohorts, comes off as very laid-back, but no less dangerous. In fact, [[spoiler:he smashes a beer bottle over Jake's head when the latter tries to escape the house]].
3rd May '17 4:46:23 PM jamespolk
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Denzel Washington won the Best Actor UsefulNotes/AcademyAward. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.

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Denzel Washington won the Best Actor UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.UsefulNotes/AcademyAward--one of only two black men ever to win the award, the other being Creator/SidneyPoitier for ''Film/LiliesOfTheField''. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.
15th Apr '17 6:18:49 PM Tork
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* BadBoss: Alonzo is this to his subordinates. [[spoiler:This makes them abandon his ass when the chips are down.]]

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* BadBoss: Alonzo is this to his subordinates.subordinates and the neighborhoods he operates in. [[spoiler:This makes them abandon his ass when the chips are down.]]



** Alonzo's whole master plan doesn't begin, [[spoiler:until after he convinces Jake to take drugs - which he would later use for leverage against him.]]

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** Alonzo's whole master plan doesn't begin, [[spoiler:until after he convinces Jake to take drugs - which he would later use for leverage against him. He also notices that Hoyt has a bad need to impress and uses it for all it's worth.]]
3rd Feb '17 9:43:43 PM shamblingdead2
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A TV series which serves as a sequel to the movie premiered on CBS on February 2, 2017. It takes place fifteen years after the movie.

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A [[Series/TrainingDay TV series series]] which serves as a sequel to the movie premiered on CBS on February 2, 2017. It takes place fifteen years after the movie.
3rd Feb '17 3:10:14 PM contrafanxxx
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* BigBad: Alonzo Harris.
3rd Feb '17 3:08:46 PM contrafanxxx
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A TV series which serves as a sequel to the movie premiered on CBS on February 2, 2017. It takes place fifteen years after the movie.
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