Training Day

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King Kong ain't got shit on me! ~ Alonzo Harris

Training Day is a 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, a new recruit looking to become a part of Harris's elite narcotics unit. The entire movie takes place over a single, intense 24-hour period that forever changes the lives of both officers.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by David Ayer
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it. (taglines)

Alonzo Harris[edit]

  • The shit's chess, it ain't checkers!
  • To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.
  • It's not what you know; it's what you can prove.
  • You wanna go to jail or you wanna go home?
  • [singing] Oh where, oh where has my little Jake gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?
  • Fuck him and everybody who looks like him.
  • You know I'm surgical with this bitch Jake!
  • Shit gets deeper... You get the picture?
  • [Jake leave with Alonzo's pay-off for the Russian Mob.] What? Oh no you didn't. Wait a minute, no you didn't, aye aye Jake! Hey! Jake! Jake! Jake! Come back here! Jake! You disloyal fool-ass bitch-made-punk. Jake! I need my money! Jake! Awwww, you motherfuckers. Okay. All right. I'm putting cases on all of you bitches! Huh. You think you can do this shit? Jake! You think you can do this to me?! You motherfuckers will be playin' basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you! SHU program, nigga! 23 hour lockdown! I'm the man up in this piece! You'll never see the light of - who the fuck do you think you're fuckin' with? I'm the police! I run shit here! You just live here! Yeah, that's right, you better walk away! Go on and walk away, 'cause I'm gonna burn this motherfucker down. King Kong ain't got shit on me! That's right, that's right. Shit, I don't fuck. I'm winnin' anyway, I'm winnin'. I'm winnin' any motherfuckin' way, I can't lose. Shit, you can shoot me, but you can't kill me. Hahahahaha, shit! Haha, oh what a day! What a motherfucking day! Haha, hahaha.


  • Three of a kind beats two pair, you fucking dumb truck.
  • Alonzo, he's a hothead. Last week in Vegas some Russian starts talking shit and Alonzo he just snapped. Beat his ass to death. Turns out that Russian is a somebody and now Alonzo, he's into the Russians for a million.


  • Hey pig, you ever had your shit pushed in? Your shit pushed in. Simple question.


Hoyt: This car is NOT from the motor pool.
Alonzo Harris: No it's not. Sexy though, isn't it?

Alonzo Harris: But I don't believe you. You tapped that ass didn't you. You did! You put her in the back seat- BAM- Code X!
Hoyt: Nah man, I got a wife.
Alonzo Harris: You got a dick. You do have a dick, don't you? OK, the dick lines up straight like that right? To the right of it and to the left of it are pockets, right? In those pockets are money. Look in either one of 'em - pay the bill.

[Alonzo forces Hoyt to smoke the weed at gunpoint.]
Alonzo Harris: Left that out your service jacket. Yeah, I know you got secrets. Everybody got secrets. Didn't know you liked to get wet, dog.
Jake Hoyt: What's "wet"?
Alonzo Harris: Butt-naked. Ill. Sherms. Dust. PCP. Primos. P-Dog. That's what you had. That's what you were smoking, you couldn't taste it?
Jake Hoyt: No, I've never done it.
Alonzo Harris: You have now. I haven't, but you have.
Jake Hoyt: Oh, shit. Oh, shit. Man, I'm gonna get piss-tested, and then I'm gonna get fired!
Alonzo Harris: Lieutenant's got our back. We know a week before we piss.
Jake Hoyt: Oh, shit. Shit!
Alonzo Harris: Boom!
Jake Hoyt: Why did you do this to me?
Alonzo Harris: Nobody told you to smoke that thing. You made the decision. Live with your decision. Ain't like I put a gun to your head.

Alonzo: It behooves you not to dick around on this one. Justifiable homicide in the line of duty? What happened was...
Jake: What happened was murder... and armed robbery. Wait, we had badges, so it's different?
Alonzo: Open your eyes, son. Can't you see?
Jake: That man was your friend, and you killed him like a fly.
Alonzo: Why is he my friend, because he knows my first name? Roger sold dope to kids. The world is a better place without him. This man was the biggest major violator in Los Angeles. This is the game. I'm playing his ass. That's my job. That's your job. I watched that cocksucker operate with impunity for over 10 years, and now I got him. The shit's chess, it ain't checkers. What, we all of a sudden gonna roll up in a black-and-white? Come on, man, take the money.
Jake: I told you, I'm *not* gonna take that money.
Alonzo: All right, burn it, barbecue it, fish-fry it, I don't give a fuck. But the boys'll feel better about it.
Jake: *Fuck* their feelings.
Alonzo: You're not making them feel like you're part of the team.
Jake: The team? You guys are fuckin' insane. All right, I'll go back to the Valley. I'll cut parking tickets. Why does it have to be this way?
Alonzo: I'm sorry I exposed you to it, but it is. It's ugly, but it's necessary... Sometimes you gotta have a little dirt on you for anybody to trust you.


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