He's just got one day to prove himself and he's a little anxious. He should be. Today is going to be the toughest of his life. Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) has been assigned to Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington), the head of an elite narcotics team and he's got about 8 hours to prove his worth to him. Fresh-faced adn idealistic, Hoyt is keen to make an impression but it is Harris who will be doing all the impressing. After 13 years on the streets, Harris walks a blurred line between right and wrong. When he pushes Hoyt into trialing some of the drugs they have just seized, Hoyt discovers that the law according to Harris is not the same one he has been taught to uphold. As the day wears on and the assignments get more dangerous and less lawful, Hoyt starts to see his day as less of a test and more of a masterful, deadly set-up.
Starring Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Director Antoine Fuqua