|Featuring||Nicolas Cage (Terence McDonagh), Eva Mendes (Frankie Donnenfeld), Val Kilmer (Stevie Pruit), Fairuza Balk (Heidi), Xzibit (Big Fate), Shawn Hatosy (Armand Benoit), Jennifer Coolidge (Genevieve), Tom Bower (Pat McDonough), Vondie Curtis-Hall (James Brasser), Brad Dourif (Ned Schoenholtz), Denzel Whitaker (Daryl), Irma P. Hall (Binnie Rogers), Shea Whigham (Justin), Michael Shannon (Mundt), Joe Nemmers (Officer Larry Moy), J.D. Evermore (Rick Fitzsimon), Tim Bellow (Gary “G” Jenkins), Lucius Baston (Deshaun “Midget” Hackett), See all »|
“Grizzly Man,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Aguirre: The Wrath of God”
|Producer||Edward R. Pressman Film, Lieutenant Productions, Millennium Films, Nu Image Films, Osiris Productions, Polsky Films, Saturn Films, Stephen Belafonte, Melanie Brown, Nicolas Cage, Alessandro Camon, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Randall Emmett, Avi Lerner, Diego J. Martinez, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Edward R. Pressman, Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt, Trevor Short, John Thompson|
|Distributor||First Look Pictures|
“The only criminal he can’t catch is himself.”
Remake of “Bad Lieutenant” (1992)
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In Werner Herzog’s film ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,’ Nicolas Cage plays a rogue 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.
Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, during his heroic act, he severely injures his back and is put on prescription pain medication. A year later, Terence—struggling with his addictions to sex, Vicodin and cocaine—finds himself in the battle to bring down drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of massacring an entire family of African immigrants.”
The producer calls this film “a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.”
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