An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
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
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 »
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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