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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
"The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  11 September 2009 (Italy)
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Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

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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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The only criminal he can't catch is himself.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$245,398 (USA) (20 November 2009)

Gross:

£532,700 (UK) (28 May 2010)
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Although being promoted as a remake of Bad Lieutenant (1992) during its early production, director Werner Herzog claims that this is not a remake. He says he has never seen the original and therefore does not consider this movie a remake. Additionally, producers seemed to have added "Bad Lieutenant" to the title in order to get a better marketing. Whether remake, re-imagining, follow-up or none of the aforementioned, both movies are clearly connected by the basic plot of following a drug addicted, violent cop during his encounters with crime and sex. See more »

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When Big Fate and his crew shoot up the three guys who are after The Lieutenant's money, you can clearly see one of the bodies on the office floor move a finger when the iguana approaches him. See more »

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Wickedly funny black comedy that borders on satire - fantastic acting by all involved and just one hell of a ride
21 July 2014 | by (wherever good films play) – See all my reviews

This film was not at all what I expected from Herzog - I haven't laughed so much in a long time during a movie. What we've got here is an over the top, crazy ride with the best Nic Cage in years. Funny little anecdote on the side (as told by the director, Werner Herzog): when Cage asked for advice on how to best approach his role, Herzog told him to go with 'evil is bliss'. Cage obviously obliged - and the result is hilarious.

This film got a lot of negativity because apparently, people expected a serious, dark drama (knowing the original, I did, too). Well, Herzog had other plans: This is a wickedly funny black comedy that borders on satire. Fantastic acting by all involved, inventive camera and just one hell of a ride. Herzog's most entertaining film to date and Cage's best performance in ages. 9 stars out of 10.

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