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

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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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Storyline

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. See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£178,953 (UK) (21 May 2010)

Gross:

£532,700 (UK) (28 May 2010)
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Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes had previously played love interests in Ghost Rider (2007). See more »

Goofs

When McDonagh arrives at the RTA involving the alligator there is a red pick-up truck in between the two lanes of freeway traffic. Then, when he asks Lt. Stoyer to do him a favour, the truck is not there. See more »

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Terence McDonagh: Is this the same police force my father was in?
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To the break of DAWN, baby!
20 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Comparing this film to Bad Santa does not make much sense, but I will say this: If you thought Bad Santa was funny and it did not offend you much, then you will probably like this movie. It is totally different, but I suspect if you were offended by Bad Santa this movie would offend you as well.

The movie has perhaps the best performance of Nicholas Cage's career. He is so over the top and frankly just hilarious. I could not quit laughing after some scenes. When the camera moves off-topic a bit and has its little sideshows it was also hilarious.

Someone else said the story in this movie does not really matter, and I believe that is true. Cage's various scenes are so good they could each stand on their own.

I'm the type of person who can laugh at anything funny, no matter how dark, if you are not like that this it is not for you. Some people can't disassociate themselves from the movie. I have no trouble with that. It's just a movie so it is OK to laugh at any of it if you find it funny.


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