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Story

A powerhouse performance by Denzel Washington fuels this brutal urban police drama, in which a rookie narcotics cop learns the hard way that even good cops can go very, very bad. Washington plays veteran detective Alonzo Harris, a self-proclaimed "wolf among wolves," eager to teach his rookie partner Jake (Ethan Hawke) that normal rules don't apply on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Caught in a web of deception, Jake watches with escalating horror as Alonzo uses his badge (and the support of his superiors) to justify a self-righteous policy of corruption. In stark contrast to most of his previous work, Denzel unleashes his dark side with fearlessness and fury, and the result is excellence without compromise. Director Antoine Fuqua (The Replacement Killers) won't score any points for subtlety, but gritty details (including actual L.A. gang members as extras) and Hawke's finely tuned performance are perfectly matched to Washington's frightening volatility. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by: director Antoine Fuqua
  • Never-before-seen footage
  • Alternate ending
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • 2 Music videos: Nelly's "#1" and Pharoahe Monch's "Got You"

Cast

Denzel WashingtonDet. Alonzo Harris
Ethan HawkeJack Hoyt
Scott GlennRoger
Tom BerengerStan Gursky
Harris YulinDoug Rosselli
Raymond J. BarryLou Jacobs
Cliff CurtisSmiley
Dr. DrePaul
Snoop DoggBlue
Macy GraySandman's Wife
Charlotte AyannaLisa
Eva MendesSara Harris
Nick ChinlundTim
Jaime GomezMark
Raymond CruzSniper
Noel GugliemiMoreno
Peter GreeneJeff

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