Top 8 Training Day Movie Details

While searching the internet for Training Day movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

After he kills Roger, Alonzo can be heard on the phone (presumably with Smiley) planning Jake's death - telling Smiley to "just make sure that bathtub is clean."

- Alonzo's Monte Carlo has the license plate ORP 967: A nod to one of L.A.'s most corrupt cops, Officer Rafael Perez (ORP), who was born in 1967

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Raymond Cruz's character is nicknamed "Sniper" by a fellow gangster -- a deliberate nod to Cruz's role as CIA sniper Domingo Chavez in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
    Raymond Cruz's character is nicknamed "Sniper" by a fellow gangster -- a deliberate nod to Cruz's role as CIA sniper Domingo Chavez in Clear and Present Danger (1994).

Hidden Details

Denzel Washington based his character on Rafael Perez - the LAPD Officer who allegedly killed Notorious BIG. Denzel's vehicle can be seen with the license plate ORP 967 which stands for Officer Rafael Perez, born 1967.

When Alonzo and Jake first meet for breakfast Alonzo tells Jake that he'll pay for the meal. At the end of the scene, Alonzo demands that Jake pays the bill. This foreshadows how Alonzo will proceed to manipulate Jake for the rest of the day, resulting in his attempted murder.

Alonzo asks Jake to take a menu off the windscreen of the Lowrider- which Alonzo later uses as a fake warrant.

1 - - near the end, Alonso is heard speaking on the phone and he says "make sure that bathtubs clean".
- near the end, Alonso is heard speaking on the phone and he says "make sure that bathtubs clean".
Training Day poster
Training Day poster

Training Day Plot: A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Training Day, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Training Day and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Antoine Fuqua
Main Actors Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger
IMDB score 7.7