The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed is the cop who will cross it.
In a powerful departure from his frequent good-guy roles, Denzel Washington captured his second Academy Award playing Alonzo Harris, the twisted but charismatic detective who both attracts and repels as he becomes the kind of thug he's supposed to collar. Ethan Hawke plays unseasoned recruit Jake Hoyt, Harris' new partner. And Antoine Fuqua (The Replacement Killers, Bait) directs, guiding a cast that includes music stars Dr. Dre, Macy Gray and Snoop Dogg. Training Day. It's a day of reckoning.