R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
During the scene when Jake plays cards with the Latino gangsters, Director Antoine Fuqua gave certain instructions to the actors playing the gangsters, without telling Ethan Hawke. This was done to further confuse him and add to the tension of the scene.
Alonzo, heard you had an expensive weekend in Vegas. How did you ever screw up so bad?
Alonzo: Hey, I didn't know. It's not my town. I'm not omniscient.
Lou Jacobs: The Russians don't care if you have a badge. They'll whack you. You ought to hop a jet out of here.
When Jake jumps on a balcony near the end of the movie, there is already a gun on the balcony, yet Jake only drops the gun a few seconds later.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
English, Russian, Spanish, Korean
$22,550,788 (USA) (7 October 2001)
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