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Roger is a minor villain in the 2001 film Training Day. Roger is a former Los Angeles Police Department Narcotics Officer turned drug dealer and is good friends with Alonzo Harris and is one of Jake Hoyt's enemies.

He was portrayed by Scott Glenn who also played John Adcox in the 1991 film Backdraft, J.P. Stiles in the 1995 film Tale Tale and Wes in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy.


Life and career

Roger is a corrupt and greedy LAPD Narcotics officer like his friend, Alonzo Harris. Roger is also loyal to drug addicts and is quite talented at telling jokes that pretty much don't make any sense at all. Probably his most memorable quote in the movie is "You figure that joke out, you figure the streets out." Roger also has tattoos on both arms, wears earrings, has light gray hair, a beard and sometimes wears glasses and spends a majority of his time lounging around in his house dreaming about moving to the Philippines with Alonzo.

Meeting Roger

After Jake Hoyt, Alonzo's rookie officer gets intoxicated with PCP that was inside a joint of marijuana, Alonzo takes Jake over to meet Roger, one of his good friends who worked in the LAPD for a long time before deciding to become a drug dealer. Alonzo gives Roger a plastic bag full of Mexican marijuana and Roger sniffs it to find out if it's good, but shows displeasure, because the marijuana was apparently old. Alonzo states that the marijuana he confiscated wasn't that good and Roger agrees with Alonzo. Roger warns Alonzo that the Russian Mafia is after him and that he is going to look out for him and make sure he gets away. Both Roger and Alonzo plan on going to the Philippines. It isn't really told what drugs Roger sells, presumably marijuana or cocaine.


Alonzo orders a group of three evil cops called "The Three Wise Men" to help him hire additional evil cops and Jake to kill Roger and get the money that both officers had confiscated from the LAPD many years earlier. Alonzo also orders various tools (shovels, a chainsaw among others). to be used to find the money and dig the money out. Alonzo gets the money so he can pay the Russian Mafia since he owes them money after having shot one of their employees in Las Vegas years earlier. Jake is told to shoot Roger, but Jake refuses to kill Roger. Alonzo and his friends carry out the digging tools to get the money that Roger and Alonzo had stolen from the LAPD (and the money Roger made to sell drugs) before shooting Roger. After that, Alonzo and his friends dig up the money that he owes to the Russian Mafia. Alonzo states that Roger was killed while serving a high risk warrant and is hoping to get Jake to lose his job. After encountering so many hostile cops (Alonzo included), Jake decides to go after Alonzo and take the money Alonzo and Roger stole back to the LAPD and make things better. After Jake confiscates the stolen money from Alonzo. Alonzo tries to escape to LAX after shooting Roger and not paying the Russian Mafia. Unfortunately, Alonzo is cornered by the Russian Mafia and gets killed before he can make his getaway.


(speaking to someone on his cellphone) If it's your mess, you clean it up!
~ Roger
Here's a joke, boy. One day this man walks out of his house to go to work. He sees this snail lying on his porch. So he picks it up and chucks it over his roof, into the back yard. Snail bounces off a rock, busts its shell up all to shit, lands in the grass. Snail lies there (speaks creepily) dying. But, the snail didn't die and then after a while it can crawl again. One day the snail up and heads back to the front of the house. And then well, for about a year, the little guy crawls back on the porch. Right then, the man walks out of his house on his way to work and sees this snail again. So looks at it and he says to it, 'The fuck's your problem?'
~ Roger
You figure that joke out, you'll figure the streets out.
~ Roger
You already figured the streets out.
~ Roger
(after hearing Jake reply "you gotta control your smiles and cries") Smiles and cries, I hear ya.
~ Roger
(realizing what Alonzo's men are going to do to him) Fucking vampires want my pension!
~ Roger
(looks at fake arrest warrant) What am I supposed to do with this? Wipe my ass?
~ Roger
(realizing that his floor will be cut open in order for the stolen money to be confiscated and given to the Russian Mafia) Who'll pay for my floor?
~ Roger
(disgusted) I'm really gonna stand around and let them horsefuck me."
~ Roger
(last lines and pretends that he got shot) Boom!
~ Roger


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