Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

  • 2009
  • Directed By: Werner Herzog
  • Rated R
  • Crime, Drama
  • 122 Minutes
  1. Friday, September 14, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Still image from Bad Lieutenant; New Orleans Port of Call
Nicolas Cage proves that when given adequate material he can rise to the occasion and help dramatic subject matter (such as drug addiction and a life spiraling out of control) transcend into true art. Cage plays Terrence McDonagh, a cop who prefers his own shady brand of law enforcement, who winds up addicted to opiates after a rescue mission irreparably injures his back. After graduating from pain medication to cocaine, McDonagh maneuvers through several different modes of operation to keep his drug supply consistent and pure. The film is a meditation on the scruples of law enforcement officials as well as a strong character portrait of a man trading invaluable portions of his identity for white pills and powder. (35mm presentation)


Director Werner Herzog is scheduled to introduce.

Image of Werner Herzog on the set of Fitzcarraldo