Director - Werner Herzog
Genre - Crime/Drama
Regardless of this film's association with the one starring Harvey Keitel, we have to say that Herzog's is better by a mile. Sorry Mr. Ferrara, if your movie didn't star Keitel we wouldn't have even mentioned it in the same breath as this one. In 'Port of Call', Nicholas Cage made us recall his offbeat, actor who takes the untravelled path persona which was more prevalent earlier on in his career. You know, before he turned to whoring himself with duds like 'Ghost Rider', 'Bangkok Dangerous' and 'Next'. In a way, cinema's constant re-inventor, Werner Herzog is just the director needed to bring out the best in Cage. Funny, missing a few marbles (actually a whole sack!) and never dull, Cage's role here is like 'Dirty Harry' chanelling 'Igor'. You see, he walks with tilted shoulders and has a mean streak. Saying too much would take away its charm. And that, it has plenty of.
All about The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans