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-->''I'm the Police! I run this shit, you just live here! ... Film/KingKong ain't got shit on me!''
-->--'''Alonzo Harris'''

A crime film from 2001 directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring DenzelWashington and Ethan Hawke.

Training Day focuses on young and naive LAPD officer Jake Hoyt (Hawke) undergoing a single day evaluation by renowned and respected narcotics officer Alonzo Harris (Washington). Alonzo lets Hoyt step into his "office" (car) and takes him for [[ExtremelyShortTimespan a 24-hour ride]] [[TrainingFromHell through the drug neighborhoods and gang territories of South Los Angeles]]. Hoyt soon is exposed to the darker side of police duty as he realizes Alonzo's methods make him not so different from the criminals he pursues.

This film is notable for giving Denzel Washington the role that would win him Best Actor. While some people have argued the award was a make-up for him [[AwardSnub missing out in the past]], there's no denying this was still an excellent performance. There are spoilers below.

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!!Tropes used in this film:
* AcademyAward: DenzelWashington finally won Best Actor (in a leading role) for convincingly playing against type, not only as a villain, but [[MagnificentBastard for making it look cool]]. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.
* ArcWords: Do you wanna go to jail or do you wanna go home?
** Also, "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove."
* AssholeVictim: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Alonzo himself was killed by the Russian hitmen for killing one of their couriers and not paying up on time.]]
* BadBoss: Alonzo is this to his subordinates. [[spoiler: This makes them abandon his ass when the chips are down.]]
* BatmanGambit: 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.]]
* BecomingTheMask: One EpilepticTree claims that Alonzo is so dangerous precisely because being "The Wolf" does not come naturally to him - his bad guy persona is taken to the max precisely because he has to construct it.
* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the film, Alonzo and Jake cut-off a bunch of college kids who bought some marijuana. [[spoiler: This move is also used against Alonzo in the end of the film, when TheMafiya cut him off and execute him with prejudice.]]
* {{Bowdlerize}}: From the trailer: "King Kong ain't got NOTHING on me!"
* BrokenPedestal: Alonzo is this to Jake.
* BulletProofVest: Subverted, as one of Alonzo's partners takes a bullet to the vest that pierces it and wounds him.
* ChekhovsGun: The wallet Jake picks up after preventing the young girl from being raped turns out to be very handy when [[spoiler:Alonzo abandons him in a house with three dangerous GangBangers, the leader of whom turns out to be the girl's cousin.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The actual girl. When she shouts at the attempted rapists about how her cousins would fuck them up, she wasn't kidding.]]
* TheChessmaster: Alonzo put a lot of effort into getting the Mafiya off his back.
-->'''Jake''': "You've been planning this all day?"
-->'''Alonzo''': "I've been planning this all week, son!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alonzo.
* ClusterFBomb
* ContrivedCoincidence: Alonzo leaves Jake to die with exactly the wrong set of gangbangers.
* CoolCar: Alonzo's 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, complete with hydraulics.
* DirtyCop: Alonzo's modus operandi. Observe the scene in which he roughs up Snoop Dogg's character.
** Also later, he casually boasts that he was the one who put Snoop Dogg in a wheelchair.
* EvilMentor: Alonzo. Should be pretty obvious.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire movie takes place over the course of less than a day.
* FakeNationality: Smiley, a Latino gangster, is played by Cliff Curtis, a NewZealand actor of Maori descent.
* FrameUp: Alonzo and the other Narcotics officers discuss how to do this after Roger is killed.
* GangBangers: Specifically those in The Jungle and the house that Alonzo drops Jack off at near the end.
* GoodIsNotNice: Jake Hoyt and the other cops of the LAPD. Being policemen doesn't mean they will be nice people.
* GunsAkimbo: Alonzo combines this with GangstaStyle.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: It is mentioned that Alonzo used to be a lot like Hoyt.
** A case of TruthInTelevision, as Rafael Perez, the RealLife corrupt LAPD officer who Alonzo was probably based on, invoked that trope's page quote at his sentencing to prison.
** In the DVD extras, most of the scenes that were cut, are the ones where Alonzo talks to Hoyt about his past as a beat cop, and how green and hopeful he was, until the harsh reality of the job woke him up.
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: So, the girl that almost got raped tells Alonzo who her cousins are, and then he proceeds to hand Hoyt over to them for elimination? Wonderful stuff at the end of a long and successful plan.]]
* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil Eat This PCP]]: Actually a subversion - it appears Alonzo is making Jake smoke the pipe because of this trope, but he's actually doing it so that [[spoiler: Jake can't testify against him later without failing a drugs test and getting fired.]]
* IHaveAFamily: Jake shouts this out when he is confronted with three GangBangers holding a shotgun to his face. It doesn't work by itself, but it does motivate them to check out whether he's telling the truth about his ChekhovsGun.
* InsanityDefense: Mentioned by one of the three wise men when he recaps to Alonzo how an off-screen criminal recently got off this way by pulling a stunt in court that made him seem mentally unsound.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted, anyone who gets shot in this film dies slowly while making a "wounded animal sound" as Alonzo calls it.
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: [[spoiler: Jake takes Alonzo's badge, saying "you don't deserve this".]]
* IOwnThisTown: Alonzo feels this way about The Jungle. [[spoiler: The Jungle doesn't feel the same way though.]]
* IronicEcho: Alonzo tells Jake that if he doesn't start [[StartOfDarkness getting with the program]], he could end up in the news as a dead cop who died in the line of duty, leaving behind his wife and kid. [[spoiler: After Alonzo dies, this is what the TV report says about him.]]
** Also, Alonzo loved to say "Do you want to go to jail, or do you want to go home" to the people he would harsh. In the end,[[spoiler:Jake repeated the same line to Alonzo after he took the stolen money from him.]]
*** More subtly, after using the line with most of the criminals he and Jake encounter, we then hear him say it [[spoiler: to fellow cops as they plot to cover up a murder.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Alonzo himself often enjoy roughing up his suspects when he wants to.
* KickTheDog: Alonzo makes a habit of doing this.
* KnightTemplar: Alonzo.
* LargeHam: Alonzo turns his scenery chewing on and off according to his needs.
** Also the GangBangers, ''homes''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Alonzo leaving Jake to die at the hands of the gangbangers. But after he manages to pull himself out of that and catches up to Alonzo. Jake takes his badges and the money he need to pay the mafia. In a sense leaving Alonzo to die just as he did Jake.]]
* LetMeTellYouAStory: Alonzo's friend Roger decides to tell Jake a joke. He tells him about a snail that gets thrown off some guy's porch into the backyard and nearly dies. However, it recovers and after awhile it gains enough strength to crawl again. After about a year, the snail makes it way back on to the porch. The man comes out, looks at and says, "''What the fuck's your problem!?''" Jake laughs until he sees Roger and Alonzo's serious expressions and realize that it isn't a joke at all. Roger tells him that when he figures the joke out, he'll figure the streets out.
* TheMafiya: [[spoiler: Alonzo is in big with them for attacking and killing an important member of theirs in Las Vegas, and is given until midnight on Tuesday to come up with a million dollars or he will be executed.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Alonzo.
* TheMistress: Sara is Alonzo's.
* MushroomSamba: After Jake takes the marijuana laced with PCP, he gets one of these.
* NaiveNewcomer: The majority of this movie concerns Jake's relation to Alonzo as this.
* NothingPersonal: Smiley says this after [[spoiler: he spares Jake's life]].
* NotSoDifferent: Jake and Alonzo.
* OhNoYouDidnt: Alonzo says this before [[spoiler:his VillainousBreakdown at the end.]]
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler: Alonzo lights up a cigarette before being shot by Jake... [[ShotInTheAss in the ass]]. One scene later, he's killed by TheMafiya]].
* {{Parody}}: Not the film itself, but it's the subject of [[MemeticMutation a well-known parody]] made in The Chapelle Show.
* PlayingAgainstType: Denzel Washington as a villain.
* PlotTumor: What actually drives the plot forward is Alonzo's beef with TheMafiya, but its explicitly stated in Alonzo's meeting with the Wise Men. Smiley spells out how grave the situation is for Alonzo near the tail-end of the film.
* PunchClockVillain: The three GangBangers, especially Smiley. [[spoiler: It's pretty clear they don't really want to kill Jake, even if he hadn't saved Smiley's little cousin's life, and it's also obvious they don't like Alonzo very much]].
* RabidCop: Alonzo.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Played straight with Jake and [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Alonzo as far as their attitudes.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Jake ends up refusing $250,000 which does not make him popular with the other narcotics officers.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Alonzo more or less quotes the trope near the end of the film.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Jake initially interprets some of Alonzo's requests of him as such, when in fact they are nothing of the sort.
* ShotInTheAss: [[spoiler: Jake shoots Alonzo in the buttocks to prevent him from picking up his pistol]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Alonzo:''']] Ooh, you motherfucker! You son of a bitch! You shot me in the ass!
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Alonzo, who starts slowly but amps it up until he's strong-arming Hoyt into [[spoiler:killing and robbing Roger]].
* SlidingScaleOfLawEnforcement: Hoyt is definitely much closer to the positive end than Alonzo, given his unwillingness to stop dealing with individual crimes and look at the big picture.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Jake effectively screws Alonzo's plot to get away from TheMafiya, [[LaserGuidedKarma in the most ironic way possible.]]]]
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Towards the end of the film, Hoyt corners Alonzo, and can either kill him, or take him in with no evidence, ruining his own career. He reaches out and takes Alonzo's badge. ''And'' the money he needs to pay off the Mafiya.]]
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: According to Alonzo, it's wolves and sheep. An obvious [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] would be "sheepdog," which police often use as a metaphor for their profession, but it's never brought up.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: The Russian Mafia knows how to get the job done. The parallels to ''Film/TheGodfather'' are not without reason.]]
* TitleDrop:
-->'''Alonzo Harris''': Today is a TrainingDay, Officer Hoyt.
* TookALevelInBadass: By the end of the film, its pretty apparent that Jake took one.
* TrainingFromHell: Alonzo makes Hoyt do all kinds of shit, including [[spoiler:participating in an armed robbery]] and smoke PCP-laced marijuana at gunpoint...in his first day as a narc.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Alonzo himself at the end.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: ''Some'' of Alonzo's actions can be interpreted this way. Others, not so much.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Jack comments that the police usually don't enter The Jungle with anything less than a platoon.
** Which is TruthInTelevision: that particular neighborhood is one of the most heavily controlled gang territories in Los Angeles, and the police know that going in there means they'll get killed, or at best roughed up. They ''do not'' go in there without SWAT.
* YourCheatingHeart: Alonzo has 4 kids with his wife, and at least one more with Sara.
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-->''I'm the Police! I run this shit, you just live here! ... Film/KingKong ain't got shit on me!''
-->--'''Alonzo Harris'''

A crime film from 2001 directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring DenzelWashington and Ethan Hawke.

Training Day focuses on young and naive LAPD officer Jake Hoyt (Hawke) undergoing a single day evaluation by renowned and respected narcotics officer Alonzo Harris (Washington). Alonzo lets Hoyt step into his "office" (car) and takes him for [[ExtremelyShortTimespan a 24-hour ride]] [[TrainingFromHell through the drug neighborhoods and gang territories of South Los Angeles]]. Hoyt soon is exposed to the darker side of police duty as he realizes Alonzo's methods make him not so different from the criminals he pursues.

This film is notable for giving Denzel Washington the role that would win him Best Actor. While some people have argued the award was a make-up for him [[AwardSnub missing out in the past]], there's no denying this was still an excellent performance. There are spoilers below.

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!!Tropes used in this film:
* AcademyAward: DenzelWashington finally won Best Actor (in a leading role) for convincingly playing against type, not only as a villain, but [[MagnificentBastard for making it look cool]]. Ethan Hawke was nominated as Supporting Actor.
* ArcWords: Do you wanna go to jail or do you wanna go home?
** Also, "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove."
* AssholeVictim: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Alonzo himself was killed by the Russian hitmen for killing one of their couriers and not paying up on time.]]
* BadBoss: Alonzo is this to his subordinates. [[spoiler: This makes them abandon his ass when the chips are down.]]
* BatmanGambit: 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.]]
* BecomingTheMask: One EpilepticTree claims that Alonzo is so dangerous precisely because being "The Wolf" does not come naturally to him - his bad guy persona is taken to the max precisely because he has to construct it.
* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the film, Alonzo and Jake cut-off a bunch of college kids who bought some marijuana. [[spoiler: This move is also used against Alonzo in the end of the film, when TheMafiya cut him off and execute him with prejudice.]]
* {{Bowdlerize}}: From the trailer: "King Kong ain't got NOTHING on me!"
* BrokenPedestal: Alonzo is this to Jake.
* BulletProofVest: Subverted, as one of Alonzo's partners takes a bullet to the vest that pierces it and wounds him.
* ChekhovsGun: The wallet Jake picks up after preventing the young girl from being raped turns out to be very handy when [[spoiler:Alonzo abandons him in a house with three dangerous GangBangers, the leader of whom turns out to be the girl's cousin.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The actual girl. When she shouts at the attempted rapists about how her cousins would fuck them up, she wasn't kidding.]]
* TheChessmaster: Alonzo put a lot of effort into getting the Mafiya off his back.
-->'''Jake''': "You've been planning this all day?"
-->'''Alonzo''': "I've been planning this all week, son!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alonzo.
* ClusterFBomb
* ContrivedCoincidence: Alonzo leaves Jake to die with exactly the wrong set of gangbangers.
* CoolCar: Alonzo's 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, complete with hydraulics.
* DirtyCop: Alonzo's modus operandi. Observe the scene in which he roughs up Snoop Dogg's character.
** Also later, he casually boasts that he was the one who put Snoop Dogg in a wheelchair.
* EvilMentor: Alonzo. Should be pretty obvious.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire movie takes place over the course of less than a day.
* FakeNationality: Smiley, a Latino gangster, is played by Cliff Curtis, a NewZealand actor of Maori descent.
* FrameUp: Alonzo and the other Narcotics officers discuss how to do this after Roger is killed.
* GangBangers: Specifically those in The Jungle and the house that Alonzo drops Jack off at near the end.
* GoodIsNotNice: Jake Hoyt and the other cops of the LAPD. Being policemen doesn't mean they will be nice people.
* GunsAkimbo: Alonzo combines this with GangstaStyle.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: It is mentioned that Alonzo used to be a lot like Hoyt.
** A case of TruthInTelevision, as Rafael Perez, the RealLife corrupt LAPD officer who Alonzo was probably based on, invoked that trope's page quote at his sentencing to prison.
** In the DVD extras, most of the scenes that were cut, are the ones where Alonzo talks to Hoyt about his past as a beat cop, and how green and hopeful he was, until the harsh reality of the job woke him up.
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: So, the girl that almost got raped tells Alonzo who her cousins are, and then he proceeds to hand Hoyt over to them for elimination? Wonderful stuff at the end of a long and successful plan.]]
* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil Eat This PCP]]: Actually a subversion - it appears Alonzo is making Jake smoke the pipe because of this trope, but he's actually doing it so that [[spoiler: Jake can't testify against him later without failing a drugs test and getting fired.]]
* IHaveAFamily: Jake shouts this out when he is confronted with three GangBangers holding a shotgun to his face. It doesn't work by itself, but it does motivate them to check out whether he's telling the truth about his ChekhovsGun.
* InsanityDefense: Mentioned by one of the three wise men when he recaps to Alonzo how an off-screen criminal recently got off this way by pulling a stunt in court that made him seem mentally unsound.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted, anyone who gets shot in this film dies slowly while making a "wounded animal sound" as Alonzo calls it.
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: [[spoiler: Jake takes Alonzo's badge, saying "you don't deserve this".]]
* IOwnThisTown: Alonzo feels this way about The Jungle. [[spoiler: The Jungle doesn't feel the same way though.]]
* IronicEcho: Alonzo tells Jake that if he doesn't start [[StartOfDarkness getting with the program]], he could end up in the news as a dead cop who died in the line of duty, leaving behind his wife and kid. [[spoiler: After Alonzo dies, this is what the TV report says about him.]]
** Also, Alonzo loved to say "Do you want to go to jail, or do you want to go home" to the people he would harsh. In the end,[[spoiler:Jake repeated the same line to Alonzo after he took the stolen money from him.]]
*** More subtly, after using the line with most of the criminals he and Jake encounter, we then hear him say it [[spoiler: to fellow cops as they plot to cover up a murder.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Alonzo himself often enjoy roughing up his suspects when he wants to.
* KickTheDog: Alonzo makes a habit of doing this.
* KnightTemplar: Alonzo.
* LargeHam: Alonzo turns his scenery chewing on and off according to his needs.
** Also the GangBangers, ''homes''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Alonzo leaving Jake to die at the hands of the gangbangers. But after he manages to pull himself out of that and catches up to Alonzo. Jake takes his badges and the money he need to pay the mafia. In a sense leaving Alonzo to die just as he did Jake.]]
* LetMeTellYouAStory: Alonzo's friend Roger decides to tell Jake a joke. He tells him about a snail that gets thrown off some guy's porch into the backyard and nearly dies. However, it recovers and after awhile it gains enough strength to crawl again. After about a year, the snail makes it way back on to the porch. The man comes out, looks at and says, "''What the fuck's your problem!?''" Jake laughs until he sees Roger and Alonzo's serious expressions and realize that it isn't a joke at all. Roger tells him that when he figures the joke out, he'll figure the streets out.
* TheMafiya: [[spoiler: Alonzo is in big with them for attacking and killing an important member of theirs in Las Vegas, and is given until midnight on Tuesday to come up with a million dollars or he will be executed.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Alonzo.
* TheMistress: Sara is Alonzo's.
* MushroomSamba: After Jake takes the marijuana laced with PCP, he gets one of these.
* NaiveNewcomer: The majority of this movie concerns Jake's relation to Alonzo as this.
* NothingPersonal: Smiley says this after [[spoiler: he spares Jake's life]].
* NotSoDifferent: Jake and Alonzo.
* OhNoYouDidnt: Alonzo says this before [[spoiler:his VillainousBreakdown at the end.]]
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler: Alonzo lights up a cigarette before being shot by Jake... [[ShotInTheAss in the ass]]. One scene later, he's killed by TheMafiya]].
* {{Parody}}: Not the film itself, but it's the subject of [[MemeticMutation a well-known parody]] made in The Chapelle Show.
* PlayingAgainstType: Denzel Washington as a villain.
* PlotTumor: What actually drives the plot forward is Alonzo's beef with TheMafiya, but its explicitly stated in Alonzo's meeting with the Wise Men. Smiley spells out how grave the situation is for Alonzo near the tail-end of the film.
* PunchClockVillain: The three GangBangers, especially Smiley. [[spoiler: It's pretty clear they don't really want to kill Jake, even if he hadn't saved Smiley's little cousin's life, and it's also obvious they don't like Alonzo very much]].
* RabidCop: Alonzo.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Played straight with Jake and [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Alonzo as far as their attitudes.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Jake ends up refusing $250,000 which does not make him popular with the other narcotics officers.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Alonzo more or less quotes the trope near the end of the film.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Jake initially interprets some of Alonzo's requests of him as such, when in fact they are nothing of the sort.
* ShotInTheAss: [[spoiler: Jake shoots Alonzo in the buttocks to prevent him from picking up his pistol]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Alonzo:''']] Ooh, you motherfucker! You son of a bitch! You shot me in the ass!
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Alonzo, who starts slowly but amps it up until he's strong-arming Hoyt into [[spoiler:killing and robbing Roger]].
* SlidingScaleOfLawEnforcement: Hoyt is definitely much closer to the positive end than Alonzo, given his unwillingness to stop dealing with individual crimes and look at the big picture.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Jake effectively screws Alonzo's plot to get away from TheMafiya, [[LaserGuidedKarma in the most ironic way possible.]]]]
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Towards the end of the film, Hoyt corners Alonzo, and can either kill him, or take him in with no evidence, ruining his own career. He reaches out and takes Alonzo's badge. ''And'' the money he needs to pay off the Mafiya.]]
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: According to Alonzo, it's wolves and sheep. An obvious [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] would be "sheepdog," which police often use as a metaphor for their profession, but it's never brought up.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: The Russian Mafia knows how to get the job done. The parallels to ''Film/TheGodfather'' are not without reason.]]
* TitleDrop:
-->'''Alonzo Harris''': Today is a TrainingDay, Officer Hoyt.
* TookALevelInBadass: By the end of the film, its pretty apparent that Jake took one.
* TrainingFromHell: Alonzo makes Hoyt do all kinds of shit, including [[spoiler:participating in an armed robbery]] and smoke PCP-laced marijuana at gunpoint...in his first day as a narc.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Alonzo himself at the end.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: ''Some'' of Alonzo's actions can be interpreted this way. Others, not so much.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Jack comments that the police usually don't enter The Jungle with anything less than a platoon.
** Which is TruthInTelevision: that particular neighborhood is one of the most heavily controlled gang territories in Los Angeles, and the police know that going in there means they'll get killed, or at best roughed up. They ''do not'' go in there without SWAT.
* YourCheatingHeart: Alonzo has 4 kids with his wife, and at least one more with Sara.
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7th Feb '13 10:52:51 PM Craver357
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* GoodIsNotNice: Jake Hoyt and the other cops of the LAPD who weren't just like Alonzo.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Jake Hoyt and the other cops of the LAPD who weren't just like Alonzo.LAPD. Being policemen doesn't mean they will be nice people.
6th Jan '13 12:32:16 PM f1shst1x
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** Also, "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove."
31st Dec '12 1:18:19 AM EPThorn
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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: According to Alonzo, it's wolves and sheep. An obvious [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] would be "shepherd" but it's never brought up.

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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: According to Alonzo, it's wolves and sheep. An obvious [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] would be "shepherd" "sheepdog," which police often use as a metaphor for their profession, but it's never brought up.
24th Dec '12 6:01:37 AM Craver357
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alonzo.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Alonzo.
13th Dec '12 5:23:01 PM Marin1977
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* IdiotBall: So, the girl that almost got raped tells Alonzo who her cousins are, and then he proceeds to hand Hoyt over to them for elimination? Wonderful stuff at the end of a long and successful plan.

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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: So, the girl that almost got raped tells Alonzo who her cousins are, and then he proceeds to hand Hoyt over to them for elimination? Wonderful stuff at the end of a long and successful plan.]]
13th Dec '12 5:21:55 PM Marin1977
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Added DiffLines:

* IdiotBall: So, the girl that almost got raped tells Alonzo who her cousins are, and then he proceeds to hand Hoyt over to them for elimination? Wonderful stuff at the end of a long and successful plan.
2nd Dec '12 2:23:15 PM GuyIncog
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*** More subtly, after using the line with most of the criminals he and Jake encounter, we then hear him say it [[spoiler: to fellow cops as they plot to cover up a murder.]]
19th Nov '12 5:25:50 AM Craver357
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* OhNoYouDidnt: Alonzo says this before his [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Jake and Alonzo.
* OhNoYouDidnt: Alonzo says this before his [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown.[[spoiler:his VillainousBreakdown at the end.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Alonzo at the end.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Alonzo [[spoiler:Alonzo himself at the end.]]
23rd Oct '12 8:07:13 AM Craver357
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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Alonzo]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Alonzo]]Alonzo at the end.]]
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