After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.Written by
Written by Eddie Miller, James Pebworth, Robert Yount
Performed by Johnny Adams
Published by Roschelle Music Publishing/Sony ATV Acuff Rose Music Publishing (BMI)
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This film is about an American policeman who gets into the wrong side of the law as he gets deeper into drug addiction.
"The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" has an unbelievably bad plot. It wants to tell that a good cop turns bad because of back pain, but this transition is so unconvincing. We only see one act of bravery, and that is not enough to establish him as a good cop. The road to his drug addiction is not clearly presented either.
Then, the film wants to make the cop a bad guy. He engages in stealing, trying to get an acquaintance out of a parking ticket, and has gambling debt. Such petty stuff, which stretches over an hour, makes me laugh. What's worse is that these petty crimes are delivered in such a plain way. There is no excitement, no thrill and no action. Can we at least have some real bad stuff that makes the film more exciting? "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is disappointingly flat and boring.
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