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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (original title)
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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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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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£532,700 (UK) (28 May 2010)
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Nicolas Cage actually snorted baby powder for the cocaine scenes. See more »

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For the bet on the "Lousiana"-Texas game, Louisiana is a 6 point favorite and McDonagh is betting ON Louisiana which means he expects them to win by MORE than 6 points, not less. Had he wanted the score to be less than a 6 point spread he would have bet on Texas. See more »

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Frankie Donnenfeld: Just get me my money.
Justin: I usually pay when I'm done.
Terence McDonagh: Done smacking her around?
Justin: It's erotic shit, man. I didn't hurt her.
Terence McDonagh: [Throws him against the wall] Just like I'm not hurting you.
Justin: Did I hurt-did I hurt you?
Frankie Donnenfeld: Terence, let's just go.
Terence McDonagh: We don't hit women down south.
Justin: You just made a big mistake, Terry. My father's Andy Winnick. You ever hear of him?
Terence McDonagh: Who?
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Arranged by Brian Leake
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The Nicolas Cage we loved is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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!!


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