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REVISED DRAFT, August 18, 1999.

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TRAINING

DAY

WrittenbyDAVIDAYER

April2001Draft

FOREDUCATIONAL
PURPOSESONLY

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FADEIN:

INT.JAKE'SHOUSE-BEDROOM-CLOSEONALARMCLOCK-
PREDAWN(4:59AM)

InaSantaClaritahousingtract.It'sdark.

WIDERANGLE

Eyesglistenintheclock'sshine,patientlywatchingthe
time.

BZZZZ!TheALARMSOUNDS.Ahandthat'sbeenhovering
overtheclockdrops.Silence.JAKEHOYT,afityoung
man,rollsover,throwsanarmoverhissleepingwife--

JAKE
It'stime.

--she'snotthere,justemptyblankets.Hesitsup,
sportingascragglygoatee,hishairgrowingout.

HISPOV

LISA,hiswife,inarockingchairinthecorner.

BACKTOSCENE

Jakeissurprised.How'dshesneakoff?

JAKE
Whatareyoudoingup?

Shepullsbacktheblanket,shebreast-feedstheirinfant
daughter.

Mooooo.

LISA

Shelavisheskissesonherbaby.

INT.JAKE'SHOUSE-KITCHEN-CLOSEUP-BRASSO-DAWN

CUTTO:

issquirtedonterrycloth.Abadgeisrubbedagainstit
inprecisecircles.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

WIDENTO:

JakeinT-shirtandjeans,studiesthegleamingbadge,
snapsitinitscase,clipsittohisbelt.Hetossesa
duffelonthecounter.Searchesthroughthepolicegear.
Lisatapsapolicebatononhisshoulder.Hetakesit.

Thanks.

JAKE

LISA
Wrongdaytoforgetstuff.
Everyone'ssayinghowluckyyou
are.Don'tscrewthisup.

Hegivesheralook,shovesitinthebag.

JAKE
Shegobacktosleep?

LISA
Mmm-hmm.Atelikeapig.

Jakedoesafinalcheckofgunbelt.Inspectinghis
Berettaandmagazines.

JAKE
IknowhowluckyIam.Iacethis
assignment.Department'swide
open.Getmyowndivision
someday.Youshouldseethose
guys'houses.

ShegrabsapackofEnglishmuffins.Jakecatcheshis
reflectioninamirror,rubshischin.Hedoesn'tlike
thewayhelooks.Nexttothemirrorishispolice
academygraduationphoto--Clean-cut,almostadolescent.
Lisaplayswithhisgoatee,shelikesit.

LISA
Wantsomeeggsfortheroad?

JAKE
Igottaroll.Gottabeatthe
traffic.

Heshoveshisgunbeltintheduffel.Zipsitshut.He
grabsapresseduniformoffachair,andhispolicehat,
wrappedinplastic.HekissesLisa'scheek,herneck,
herlips.Headstothedoor.ThePHONERINGS.Jake
stops.Lisaanswers.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:(2)

LISA
Hello?
(beat,laughs)
Hownice,thankyou.
(beat,giggles)
Iwill,don'tworry.

Jakelooksather,wonderingwhothehellismakinghis
wifegigglesomuch.

LISA
He'srighthere.
(toJake)
Jake.It'sAlonzo.

Jakereacts,steelshimselfandtakesthephone.

Hello?

Hoyt?

Yessir?

JAKE

ALONZO(V.O.)

JAKE

ALONZO(V.O.)
Onyourwaytorollcall?

JAKE
Yessir.I'moutthedoorright
now.

Hoyt.

Yessir?

ALONZO(V.O.)

JAKE

ALONZO(V.O.)
Patrolfairiesgotorollcall.
Wedon'tgotorollcall.

Yessir.

JAKE

ALONZO(V.O.)
There'sacoffeeshopat7th
andWitmer.Seeyouthereat
ten.Beincivvies.Comfortable
shoes.Gotaback-upgun?
Somethingpocket-sized?

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:(3)

JAKE
Nossir.Justmydepartment
issueservicepistol.

ALONZO(V.O.)
Bringit.Cuffs,too.We're
gonnabeintheofficeallday,
butwhoknows,maybewe'lldosome
business.We'reanaggressive
unit.

JAKE
Iknow.That'swhyIsignedup.
Iwanttothankyouforgivingme
theoppor--

--CLICK!Alonzohangsup.Jaketoo.Hestandsthere,
grabshisnervousstomach.

What'swrong?

LISA

JAKE
Feellikeit'sfootballtryouts.
Wishowsmorrstotwawodnko'Ii
alreadyifImadehissquador
not.

LISA
It'snottomorrow.It'stoday.
Andit'sgonnaworkout.Iknow
itwill.

JAKE
Igottarelax.

Lisalookingathim.Hegetsanidea,snugglesupto
her.

JAKE
Don'thavetoshowupuntilten.

Shebreakstheembrace--sorebreasts--Ouch!

JAKE
Soonthey'llbemineagain.

Jakechasesthemwithcuppedhandsassheretreats,
giggling.Theirgame.

CUTTO:

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INT.COFFEESHOP-DAY

Oldandtired,nearGoodSamaritanHospital.Jake
strutsthroughthedoor,confidentlylooksaround.

JAKE'SPOV

DETECTIVESERGEANTALONZOHARRIS,inblackshirt,black
leatherjacket.Andjustenoughplatinumanddiamonds
tolooklikesomebody.Hereadsthepaperinabooth.
Thegunleather-toughLAPDvetisahands-on,blue-collar
copwhocankickyourasswithalook.

BACKTOSCENE

Jakewalksover.Slidesinacross.Alonzo'seyeswill
neverleavehisnewspaper.

JAKE
Goodmorning,sir.

AyoungwaitresspoursJakecoffee,offersamenu.Jake
wavesitaway.

JAKE
I'mokay,ma'am.Thankyou.

ALONZO
Havesomechowbeforewehitthe
office.Goahead.It'smy
dollar.

JAKE
No,thankyou,sir.Iate.

ALONZO
Fine.Don't.

Alonzoturnsthepage.Alongbeat.Then:

JAKE
It'snicehere.

ALONZO
MayIreadmypaper?

JAKE
I'msorry,sir...I'llgetsome
food.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

ALONZO
No.Youwon't.Youfuckedthat
up.erm'I.gnidae.aslePShut
up.

Jakedoes--Jeeez,sorry.Poursatonofsugarinhis
coffee.

INT.COFFEESHOP-DAY

TIMECUTTO:

Thewaitresspoursrefills.Alonzoreads.Jakefidgets.

JAKE
Surewouldn'tmindnotroasting
inahotblackandwhiteall
summer.

Alonzosighs,carefullyfoldshispaper.GlaresatJake.

ALONZO
Tellmeastory,Hoyt.

Mystory?

JAKE

ALONZO
Notyourstory.Astory.You
can'tkeepyourmouthshutlong
enoughtoletmefinishmypaper.
Sotellmeastory.

JAKE
Idon'tthinkIknowanystories.

AlonzowavesthepaperinJake'sface.

ALONZO
Thisisanewspaper.AndIknow
it'sninetypercentbullshitbut
it'seerntintani.gIhTwyhtas'
readit.Becauseitentertains
me.Ifyouwon'tletmereadmy
paper,thenentertainmewithyour
bullshit.Tellmeastory.

JAKE
ArealoneorshouldImakeone
up?

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

ALONZO
(sighs)
Where'dyoudoyourprobation?

VanNuys.

JAKE

ALONZO
Right.TheValley.Nocute
littleanecdotesaboutwriting
underagesmokingcitesatthe
shoppingmall?

Jakethinks.Bingo!He'sgotit.

JAKE
TherewasthisD.U.I.stop.
ALONZO
AD.U.I.stop.Wow.Goon.
JAKE
Wewereonthemid-watch.

ALONZO
We?Youand...?

JAKE
Debbie.
ALONZO
Debbie?Thehell'sDebbie?
JAKE
Mytrainingofficer.Debbie
Maxwell--
ALONZO
--YourT.O.wasfemale?
JAKE
Yessir.

ALONZO
Shewhite?Black?

White.

JAKE

ALONZO
Shedykedoutorsheanygood?

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:(2)

JAKE
She'sprettygood.

ALONZO
(he'shooked)
SoyouandDebbiearepullin'a
mid-watch?

JAKE
Right.It'sarealquietnight.
Ayawner.We'rerollingon
Vanowen.I'mdriving.Andthis
Acura,justabeautifulcar,comes
outasidestreet.Inexcess.
Alloverthemedian.SoIlight
itupandhitthewailer.Guy
drivesonlikeI'minvisiblefor
tenblocksbeforehepullsover.
Platesraneacl.nseicvoreeDbb
asIapproach.Driver'sthishuge
whiteguy.Canbarelykeephis
eyesopen.Ifieldtestand
arrestandI'mbeltinghiminour
unit.Debbie'stossinghiscar.
Shecallsmetothevehicleand
showsmeasnubbed.38andtwo
shotguns,allloadedandlocked.

Noshit?

ALONZO

JAKE
Noshit.Shecallsoursupervisor
andIkeepsearching.Ifindfive
hundredgramsofmethinthedash.
TurnsoutourD.U.I.wasonbail
fordistribution.Hewasonhis
waytosmokehisex-partnerbefore
trial.
(proudly)
Wepreventedamurder.

Alonzoisastonished.

ALONZO
...amazing...

Jakebeams--somestory,huh?

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:(3)

ALONZO
You'redrivingaroundtheValley
withafinebitchinyourcarfor
ayearandthemostentertaining
storyyougotisadrunkstop?
NeverhitherupforsomeCodeX
inthebackseat?Didn'ttapit?

JAKE
Ihaveawife.

ALONZO
Youalsohaveadick.

Alonzoshakeshisheadindisgust.Jakeiscrushed.

Let'sgo.

ALONZO

Alonzotossesafiftyonthetable.OFFhisheavy
weddingbandwe--

EXT.COFFEESHOP-PARKINGLOT-DAY

JakeandAlonzocrossing.AlonzosizesJakeup.

ALONZO
Youwalkandtalklikeadamn
cop.

Alonzostopsat:

G-RIDE

CUTTO:

Anarc-machinesupreme.Aclean,black1978MonteCarlo
onnicerims.

ALONZO
Gimmethatmenu.

JakepullsaChinesemenufromunderthewiper.Handsit
toAlonzo,whofoldsandpocketsit.

ALONZO
Getin.S'unlocked.

Jakeadmiresthecar,climbsin.

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