Re: RARA-AVIS: training day

From: Cristoforo (
Date: 01 Oct 2001

I've seen it and John is right. It's far and away the toughest movie I've seen in a long time and Denzel is downright scary. Very muscular direction and spot on casting down to the very smallest roles (and there's a lot of them). If you live in L.A., it almost makes you not want to leave the house. To my knowledge, the film doesn't bear any direct connection to the Rampart scandal, (although the writer was inspired by it) but Denzel is a dead lookalike for Rafael Perez. Really worth seeing.


> >Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke are in an outstanding cop thriller
> > >called TRAINING DAY, opening Friday I believe. It is tough, tough,
> > >tough, tough, tough, tough, tough.
> Have you seen this or are you going on the buzz? I like the idea of this
> film, but the trailer makes it look like a cliche-fest. I also heard that
> the film was edited to remove similarities to the RL Rampart division
> scandal, which is kinda lame, though I don't know the whole story on that.
> Carrie

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