Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Poster

Release Date: November 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2010

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.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Xzibit , Fairuza Balk, Shawn Hatosy, Jennifer Coolidge, Tom Bower

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Edward R. Pressman Film Corp.

Distributors: First Look

Keywords: Gritty, 2000s, Intense, House, Police station, Father, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • There is a lot of very black humor; and it develops, somewhat surprisingly, into something suggesting a kind of cheerful pessimism. show more

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