The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans ★★★★

"Everything I take is prescription...except for the heroine" - Terence,

-Scavenger Hunt #46:
Clue #6: something CAGEY (maybe starring nicolas cage maybe featuring a prison, maybe one of the many cage movies also featuring prison scenes)

He really is a very bad lieutenant...and a very bad boy.

Nicolas Cage gets promoted to lieutenant after hurting his back saving someone's life during Hurricane Katrina. The film then follows him a little later, addicted to drugs and bad behavior, trying to solve a murder case.

You get to watch Nicolas Cage smoke crack in this movie. It's pretty great. In fact much of this is just Nic Cage being Nic Cage as a drug addicted cop juggling 80 things at once including a prostitute girlfriend, an alcoholic dad, an alcoholic step-mom, addiction to drugs, addiction to gambling, a dog, good cops, bad cops, mobsters, and douchey power broker guys. It's great.

The normal Werner Herzog weirdness that I enjoy is peppered through this. I like the way Herzog uses animals to constantly remind the audience that he is freaked out by nature. The performances are great and the ending is a winner! Recommended to people that like grimy cop dramas.

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