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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Movie Poster

Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality.

R In Theaters 11/20/2009 , 121min.
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Plot & Details

In Werner Herzog's new film 'The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans,' Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs -- while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Independent Spirit Awards Best Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor Nicolas Cage Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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