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06th Jul 2024

One of Denzel Washington’s very best movies is on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

He picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the modern classic.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Saturday, 6 July) is the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, one of Denzel Washington’s very best films.

It centres around rookie cop Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) as he spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer.

On this day, he is paired with a rogue detective named Alonzo Harris (Washington) who isn’t what he first appears to be.

Thanks to Denzel Washington’s charismatic, commanding but scary central performance, as well as the taut direction by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer trilogy) and the twisty quotable screenplay by David Ayer (Fury), Training Day is now considered a modern classic.

Upon release, Hawke and Washington were even nominated for Oscars – with the latter winning in the Best Actor category.

Training Day is airing on BBC One at 11.35pm. It is also available to rent on Apple, Google Play, Microsoft, Rakuten TV and the Sky Store.

Check out its trailer right here:

Here are the other movies on TV tonight:

The French Dispatch – Channel 4 – 9pm

Writer-director Wes Anderson’s lovely star-studded anthology comedy revolving around a France-based magazine.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Film4 – 9pm

Quentin Tarantino’s most recent and maybe best movie.

Robert the Bruce – Legend Xtra – 9pm

An unofficial sequel to Braveheart with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role as the Scottish king.

Fighting with My Family – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

This well-liked biographical sports comedy-drama depicts the career of English professional wrestler Paige (Florence Pugh) as she makes her way up to WWE, while also following her brother Zak Zodiac (Jack Lowden), as he struggles with his failure to achieve similar success.

When Brendan Met Trudy – TG4 – 9.40pm

The Roddy Doyle-scripted Irish rom-com.

Beverly Hills Cop II – Sky Showcase – 10pm

With its new sequel Axel F streaming on Netflix now, what better time to revisit this first sequel in the legendary action comedy franchise?

The Expendables 3 – ITV4 – 10.05pm

Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone and co face-off against Mel Gibson in this action sequel.

The Cellar – RTÉ2 – 10.35pm

This solid horror follows an American woman (Elisha Cuthbert) and her family who move into a creepy Irish estate.

The Football Factory – Legend – 11pm

The cult British crime drama about a bored Chelsea football hooligan (Danny Dyer) and his mates.

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