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Bad Lieutenant is a film starring Harvey Keitel in the title role. The movie, directed by Abel Ferrara and written by Zoe Lund, is a crime-drama that follows one detective's downward spiral into drug-induced madness. The film begins with the Lieutenant dropping off his children at school, and going to work. In between those two the Lieutenant does a few lines of cocaine, and sets the bar for his behavior throughout the film. His life is punctuated by horrible crime scenes, theft of evidence, extreme drug use, and a loss of control over his personal habits, his temper, and even his bodily functions.

The film lacks a central plot, but seems to follow the Lieutenant in several loosely connected vignettes that display his horrid, immoral behavior. He's also shown placing a bet against the Mets, and he loses continually as he doubles and then triples down on his losses.

Bad Lieutenant is an Crime, Drama movie that was released in 1992 and has a run time of . It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 70.

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NC-17
| 1992 | | 7.1/10 | 70/100
Cast
Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley
Director
Abel Ferrara
Produced By
Edward R. Pressman
Language
English
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