Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Release date: November 20, 2009
(NY, LA; expands: Dec. 4)

Studio: First Look Studios

Director: Werner Herzog

MPAA Rating: R (for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality)


Starring: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Coolidge, Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Shawn Hatosy, Xzibit , Fairuza Balk, Shea Wigham, Vondie Curtis Hall, Denzel Whitaker, Katie Chonacas

Genre: Drama, Crime

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Plot Summary:

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 at 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). 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.

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