This really is non-stop fun, especially if your idea of fun is watching Ethan Hawke smoke PCP. Denzel Washington plays an evil police officer who trains young Hawke in the ways of corruption, murder and getting one's freak on. Hawke doesn't entirely appreciate this, which leads to the kind of explosive finale that can best be described as "far-fetched." Still, up until the very Hollywood ending, this movie is intense in a way that allows for suspension of disbelief, and Washington's over-the-top acting is incredibly fun to watch. All in all, probably the best advertisement for the LAPD since the Rodney King tapes.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke