In this police action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua, Hawke plays officer Jake Hoyt on his first day at a new police precinct. His training officer has quite a day in store for him as they travel back and forth across the city leaving murder and mayhem in their wake. Also starring Denzel Washington and Tom Berenger.
Training Day was my best experience in Hollywood. And a lot of that you have to give up to the fact that, pure and simple, Denzel Washington is a great movie star. Each generation there’s two or three – and he’s it.