History Film / TheBadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans

21st Mar '17 4:40:37 PM nombretomado
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''[The] Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'', made in 2009 by Creator/WernerHerzog, follows Terrence [=McDonagh=] (played by NicolasCage), a police officer in post-Katrina UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, as he investigates the deaths of five Senegalese immigrants connected to a drug ring. While tracking down drug kingpin "Big Fate", [=McDonagh=] engages in his vices of gambling, drugs and sex (sometimes at the same time), getting high off of everything from marijuana to prescription painkillers and betting heavily on football games.

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''[The] Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'', made in 2009 by Creator/WernerHerzog, follows Terrence [=McDonagh=] (played by NicolasCage), Creator/NicolasCage), a police officer in post-Katrina UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, as he investigates the deaths of five Senegalese immigrants connected to a drug ring. While tracking down drug kingpin "Big Fate", [=McDonagh=] engages in his vices of gambling, drugs and sex (sometimes at the same time), getting high off of everything from marijuana to prescription painkillers and betting heavily on football games.



* ChewingTheScenery: NicolasCage plus massive amounts of drugs equals this.

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* ChewingTheScenery: NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage plus massive amounts of drugs equals this.
26th Mar '16 4:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* FairCop: The DirtyCop protagonist hooks up with a hot highway patrolman he's aquainted with. She even keeps the boots on.

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* FairCop: The DirtyCop protagonist hooks up with a hot highway patrolman patrol cop he's aquainted with. She even keeps the boots on.
26th Mar '16 4:32:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* FairCop: The DirtyCop protagonist hooks up with a hot highway patrolman he's aquainted with. She even keeps the boots on.
6th Jan '16 5:20:10 PM RushLimborg
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* MushroomSamba: "What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?" "There are no iguanas on your coffee table....:

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* MushroomSamba: "What are these fucking iguanas IGUANAS doing on my coffee table?" COFFEE TABLE?!?" "There are no iguanas on your coffee table....:"
10th Nov '15 5:51:54 PM nombretomado
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* KavorkaMan: Cage plays [=McDonagh=] like RichardNixon mixed with Creator/LaurenceOlivier's version of Theatre/RichardIII, yet he still has Creator/EvaMendes and Creator/FairuzaBalk falling all over themselves to get him into bed.

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* KavorkaMan: Cage plays [=McDonagh=] like RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon mixed with Creator/LaurenceOlivier's version of Theatre/RichardIII, yet he still has Creator/EvaMendes and Creator/FairuzaBalk falling all over themselves to get him into bed.
10th Mar '15 12:38:17 AM RushLimborg
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* MushroomSamba: "What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?"

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* MushroomSamba: "What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?"table?" "There are no iguanas on your coffee table....:
** And in a more literal use of the trope, "His soul is still dancing." Granted, it's not a samba, but, whatever....
10th Mar '15 12:32:43 AM RushLimborg
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [=McDonagh=], due in part to drug-induced hallucinations.



* HardboiledDetective: [=McDonagh=].

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* HardboiledDetective: [=McDonagh=]. Sort of. His being a total {{Cloudcuckoolander}} makes for a weird example of the trope.


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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the original ''Film/BadLieutenant''. The fact that, despite the differences in the main plot, the ''scenarios'' Terrance is in (especially the gambling subplot) often invoke the older film can cause one to suspect this film's a parody of the other. The trope is brought UpToEleven when [[spoiler: ''everything works out for Terrance in the end'']]--including ''the game''!
9th Mar '15 3:20:59 PM RushLimborg
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->'''[=McDonagh=]:''' His soul's still dancing!

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->'''[=McDonagh=]:''' His soul's ''soul's'' still dancing!
dancing...!
-> ''(Cut to the "soul" doing a big break dance)''
9th Mar '15 2:44:37 PM RushLimborg
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* AntiHero: [=McDonaugh=]. He's on the side of good and working to solve the murders, but he comes ''this'' close to almost being a villain in his own right. He's corrupt, a drug and gambling addict, steals from other cops and suspects, tortures people he interrogates, and blackmails female suspects to have sex with him. He still loves his family and girlfriend, and draws the line at point blank murder. The circumstances that caused him to become a drug addict in the first place are also somewhat tragic.

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* AntiHero: [=McDonaugh=]. He's on the side of good and working to solve the murders, but he comes ''this'' close to almost being a villain in his own right. He's corrupt, corrupt (accepting bribes to look the other way on "minor" crimes), a drug and gambling addict, steals from other cops and suspects, tortures people he interrogates, and blackmails female suspects to have sex with him. He still loves his family and girlfriend, and draws the line at point blank murder. The circumstances that caused him to become a drug addict in the first place are also somewhat tragic.
17th Dec '14 10:48:08 AM mazaka
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** Stevie [[UpToEleven even moreso]].

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** Stevie [[UpToEleven even moreso]].Don't forget Stevie, especially considering his crimes are probably worse.
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