Bad Lieutenant

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Original title Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Category Drama, Crime
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Werner Herzog
Cast Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Fairuza Balk, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Shawn Hatosy, Tom Bower, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Irma P. Hall, Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Brad Dourif, Xzibit, Denzel Whitaker, Joe Nemmers
Distributor Lionsgate


Terence McDonagh is a rogue New Orleans police 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.