Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) isn't doing so well. He has a nasty painkiller addiction, courtesy of an injury he sustained while rescuing a prisoner during Hurricane Katrina. Plus, there's his alcoholic father (Tom Bower), boozy wife (Jennifer Coolidge) and prostitute girlfriend (Eva Mendes). And, he's just been saddled with a rookie partner (Shawn Hatosy). Now Terence must pull himself back from the edge of insanity to investigate a series of murders that has the city on edge.

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Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: First Look

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Release Date: November 20th, 2009|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • Any resemblance between this Bad Lieutenant and the 1992 Abel Ferrara landmark is purely in the head of the dude who thought up the title. show more

  • The sparkle is what's been missing in the star's (Cage) recent performances. What's not to love in a movie that transmutes Terence's moral squalor, and the squalid state of post-Katrina New Orleans, into darkly comic gold? show more

  • A one-of-a-kind experience that boasts a twice-in-a-lifetime performance from Nicolas Cage. The actor has not gone this deep into the abyss since "Vampire's Kiss" (1989). show more

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  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    HORRIBLE. stupid. not funny. awful!

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Cage gives a great performance about the shallowness and corruption of a drug-addict cop.

  • April 14, 2010 jackd1207
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    It'***** or miss with me and Nicolas Cage. This was a miss. I don't mind my leading man to have a few flaws in his personality, but "Bad" doesn't come close to describing this Lieutenant. As far as acting, the funky shoulder tilt thing Cage does to infer he has a bad back looks ridiculous. Everyonr knows that the tilt begins at the hips, not the shoulders. It was lame (pardon the pun). Don't buy this movie. I wish I hadn't!

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