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 McGonagh blackmails football player Renaldo, Terrence dangles his handcuffs from his finger with the bottom cuff unshackled. Moments later, when the shot returns to Terrence, the bottom cuff is shackled. See more »
You know we got your boy, G, right?
Deshaun 'Midget' Hackett:
Man, I don't know no G.
He knows you. It's amazing how much you can get done when you've got a simple purpose guiding you through life. My purpose is to find out who shot up this apartment on Josephine. I know the guy that was living there was from Senegal. I know he was selling heroin. I know whose territory he was stepping on. And I know who went over to the apartment to straighten him out. I found out all that in the past few days. Where's Big Fate, son?
Deshaun 'Midget' Hackett:
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Written by Eddie Miller, James Pebworth, Robert Yount
Performed by Johnny Adams
Published by Roschelle Music Publishing/Sony ATV Acuff Rose Music Publishing (BMI)
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This film is about an American policeman who gets into the wrong side of the law as he gets deeper into drug addiction.
"The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" has an unbelievably bad plot. It wants to tell that a good cop turns bad because of back pain, but this transition is so unconvincing. We only see one act of bravery, and that is not enough to establish him as a good cop. The road to his drug addiction is not clearly presented either.
Then, the film wants to make the cop a bad guy. He engages in stealing, trying to get an acquaintance out of a parking ticket, and has gambling debt. Such petty stuff, which stretches over an hour, makes me laugh. What's worse is that these petty crimes are delivered in such a plain way. There is no excitement, no thrill and no action. Can we at least have some real bad stuff that makes the film more exciting? "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is disappointingly flat and boring.
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