December 4, 2012
Evaluative Film Essay Draft
'Training Day' is a crime drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film takes place in California in the streets and gang neighborhoods of South and East Los Angeles. The story of the film follows the life of a rookie LAPD officer, Jake Hoyt played, by Ethan Hawke and a veteran narcotics officer, Alonzo Harris played by Danzel Washington. The main characters of the film are officer Jake Hoyt and detective Alonso Harris. Both of the main characters are dressed in a realistic way, of how a real detective should be dress to played their roles in the film. The film is about a rookie cop that on his first day on the job as a narcotics division officer, he has to work with a rogue detective that happens to be corrupt.
The film follows a single day the life of a rookie LAPD officer, Jake Hoyt who has to meet with the Detective Alonzo Harris, who’s is going to evaluate officer Jake to give him a spot on the narcotics division. Detective Harris has to train officer Jake for a period of 24 hours on the streets of Los Angeles. As the day goes on officer Jake and Detective Harris drive around the City looking for drug dealers. Later in the film the Detective Harris abuses a suspect and takes the drugs and doesn’t arrest the criminals. Then detective Harris puts a gun on officers Jake's head tells him to smoke the marijuana is he wants to be a Narc Officer. As the day goes by officer Jake is noticing that Detective Harris is Corrupt and that his has to watch his back if he wants to get back home to his wife and his newborn Daughter. Jake is a naïve rookie cop and has never experience the corruption of police in the streets and what really goes on with the connection between drug dealers and cops. Euceda 2
The film starts to reach the climax when officer Jake and Detective Harris go search a drug dealer's house without a warrant, Detective harris steals money from the drug dealer's house and...