The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Crime
Cast: Brad Dourif, Elton LeBlanc, Cynthia LeBlanc, Nicolas Cage, Douglas M. Griffin, Lance E. Nichols, Jay Oliver, Dane Rhodes, Michael Shannon, Gary Grubbs, Kerry Cahill, Geraldine Glenn, Kyle Clements, Deneen Tyler, Stephanie Honoré, Stephanie Honoré, Alex Revan, Logan Douglas Smith, Marco St. John, Kyle Russell Clements, Chris Angerdina, Trey Burvant, Shea Whigham, Michael Wozniak, Eva Mendes, J.D. Evermore, Tony Bentley, Tom Bower, Denzel Whitaker, Kim Ormiston
Director(s): Werner Herzog
Trailer: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
In Werner Herzog's new film Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes) and together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.
MPAA Rating: R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes and Val Kilmer via Millennium Entertainment
Synopsis: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.