Top 8 Training Day Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Training Day facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Training Day film message.

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

Training Day Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, 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).

Training Day 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Training Day. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

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