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
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Port of Call is an excellent movie that knows what it is and entertains throughout. If you watch the movie thinking of it as a serious drama you're going to be disappointed. I laughed along with the audience many times during this film and found it to be entertaining the entire time. Although it deals with graphic subject matter that should be depressing it isn't, you could easily buy a bucket of popcorn to go with it. Although the movie was a bit ridiculous I was surprised to actually feel concern for some of the characters at times. The plot was entertaining and keeps your interest. There were a few great lines and Nick Cage gives a great performance, he's fun to watch in this movie. I thought a darkened New Orleans worked great for the setting as well. If you like black comedies and crime dramas go see Port of Call and prepare to be entertained.
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