Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  121 min.
Release Date: November 20, 2009 (limited)
DVD: April 6, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.21
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Brad Dourif, Shawn Hatosy


Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, during his heroic act, he severely injures his back and is put on prescription pain medication.

A year later, Terence—struggling with his addictions to sex, Vicodin and cocaine—finds himself in the battle to bring down drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of massacring an entire family of African immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Edward R. Pressman, Stephen Belafonte, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky
Screenplay: William M. Finkelstein
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  • 5 stars "I thought the movie was great, though I would have enjoyed seeing Val Kilmer more."
  • 1 star "This movie is NOT even worth 1 star but that is the lowest rating this site allows! DO NOT WASTE ONE SECOND OF YOUR TIME ON THIS..."
  • 1 star "one of the worst movies ever produced, really stupid, enough said."