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Bill Paxton Wants You to Check Out the Old Movie References in ‘Training Day’ Series

Bill Paxton Wants You to Check Out the Old Movie References in ‘Training Day’ Series

Bill Paxton knows his old movies — and the star says his new CBS show “Training Day” will be chockablock with references to them. “Training Day,” premiering Feb. 2, is a series adaptation of the 2001 crime thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke about two cops battling gang violence in Los Angeles. But it’s hardly the only famous movie the new show will name-check, both overtly and more slyly. One episode plays around with a famous Texas battle. “It’s … ‘The Alamo’ we all grew up with — John Wayne, Richard Widmark,” Paxton, 61, said Monday at the Television Critics...

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