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Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New York cop as he tried to juggle his addiction to hard drugs and high-stakes gambling with an investigation into the rape of a nun, Bad Lieutenant seemed determined, in both its lo-fi aesthetic and its oh-so-confronting themes, to send any seeker of mainstream thrills fleeing for the nearest bath –…
I've been watching Nicolas Cage movies my entire life. This is what it's all come down to.
God bless Werner Herzog and God bless Nic Cage.
Nicolas Cage's accent changes halfway thru the movie.
Just thought you should know.
''You think fish have dreams?''
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is the most mainstream movie legendary director Werner Herzog has ever made. It's a fairly straight ahead genre picture. The film takes a wild and sleazy trip through post-Katrina New Orleans with Nicolas Cage, as a corrupt New Orleans police detective whose life spirals out of control after he permanently injures himself while saving a drowning man, as our guide. The film, despite its B-movie trappings and budget…
should have been called "new orleans parano". relly min it
I like crazy Cage, but not quite as much as crazy Keitel
Anyone who refuses to appreciate Nic Cage is wrong. There's always bizarre entertainment to be found in his performances, even the bad ones. And this is certainly not one of the bad ones.
• Crazy Cage does drugs and goes even more insane than the usual
• The legend of the soul who can break dance
• Iguanas and alligators pretty much steal the show here
• Nicolas Cage will make your grandma crap her pants
• Nicolas Cage totally breaks bad and yet gets rewarded for it
• The "Oh/yeah/Whoa" dude
• Gets slow and tedious whenever they go to the Lieutenant's father house
• Not enough screen time for Crazy Cage
• The dramatic scenes don't really work with the overall feeling of satire in the film
Iguanas and dancing souls? Well that was really different...
"It's amazing how much you can get done when you've got a simple purpose guiding you through life."
"Do fish have dreams?"
Surprisingly poor for a Herzog movie.