The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New OrleansSeptember 11, 2009
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.8/10 (35,620 voted)
Critic's Score: 69/100
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer
After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.
Writers: William M. Finkelstein, Victor Argo
(as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Captain James Brasser
Irma P. Hall
The only criminal he can't catch is himself.
Release Date: 11 September 2009
Filming Locations: 840 Teche Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $245,398
(22 November 2009)
(28 February 2010)
Did You Know?
The voice of the client leaving a message on Frankie's answering machine.
When Lt. Terrence is blackmailing football player Renaldo after buying marijuana, Terrence dangles his handcuffs from his finger with the bottom cuff unshackled. Moments later, when the shot returns to Terrence, the bottom cuff is shackled.
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The Nicolas Cage we loved is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just watched this at London Film Festival & went in expecting to hate
it as I loved the original. But I have to say, the film is excellent,
certainly Cage's best film & best performance since Leaving Las Vegas.
Herzog has done a brilliant job & the film stands on it's own, apart
from the Ferrara film. I won't spoil bits by mentioning them, but the
film has several stand-out memorable scenes worth the price of
admission alone. Herzog has always said that training for making films
is 'life' not a stuffy film studies class etc. If you're familiar with
his work or sensibilities, you'll get even more insight into how cool
this guy is after watching this film. I look fwd to watching it again
when it releases and getting the DVD!!