Antoine Fuqua / US, 2001 / 120 min.
Narcotics detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) criss-crosses the troubled neighbourhoods of Los Angeles. He knows everyone, from street hustlers to the top dealers, and everyone knows him. Trainee cop Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) learns that the boundary between correct and corrupt is extremely thin. Washington became only the second ever Black actor to win a Best Actor Oscar.
Sidney Poitier & Denzel Washington
Sidney Poitier was Denzel Washington’s shining example. The actors were good friends, but never played in a film together. This summer, Eye brings them together on the big screen for the first time by showing the best of their films.