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Lobby Card #3: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

David Curcio

Lobby Card: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

A freakish, baffling anomaly of a film, Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans is Werner Herzog’s vague reimagining of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 masterpiece, albeit perhaps in name only (he denies having ever seen Ferrara’s version, although a few variations on certain scenes indicate he knew key scenes and plot points well enough).  Nicholas Cage , in a career-saving, dignity-restoring performance plays Terence McDonagh (Keitel’s character of the original- which is the subject of another Lobby Card – is unnamed), a cop who develops a Vicodin habit after harming his back as a result of an act of  valor during Hurricane Katrina. Read the rest of this entry »

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