Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.60/10 from 81000 votes
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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Teniente corrupto

Title in Português:

Polícia sem Lei

Title in Türk:

Kötü Dedektif


After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers.

Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger.

He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Eddie Miller: Writer
Sonny Terry: Writer
Sonny Terry: Performer
Chaz Leary: Performer
Eddie Miller: Performer
Sonny Terry: Performer
Sonny Terry: Performer

User reviews

Anthony Robinson

The soundtrack seamlessly blends with the visuals, creating a cohesive audio-visual experience that enhances the narrative.

James Lewis

The music intensifies the sense of tension and unease as the main character, Terence McDonagh, spirals deeper into his addiction and corruption.

Mark Rodriguez

The choice of music in key moments of the film, such as during intense action sequences or emotional revelations, is impactful and heightens the drama. It elevates the viewing experience and leaves a lasting impression.

Brian Parker

The use of ambient sounds and subtle cues in the soundtrack helps to build tension and create a sense of impending doom throughout the film. It contributes to the overall sense of unease and keeps viewers engaged.

Amanda Harris

The atmospheric soundscapes and experimental compositions in the soundtrack create a sense of foreboding and suspense that keeps the audience on edge. The music becomes a character in its own right, shaping the narrative in profound ways.

Richard Parker

The use of dissonant tones and unconventional sounds in the music adds an element of psychological depth to the film, enhancing its psychological thriller aspects.

Margaret Johnson

The use of jazzy elements in the soundtrack adds a unique and fitting touch to the film's setting in New Orleans.

Deborah Baker

The use of jazz elements in the soundtrack adds an interesting layer of complexity to the overall sound. It creates a sense of unease and unpredictability that mirrors the protagonist's descent into darkness.

Melissa Garcia

The score effectively mirrors Terence's inner turmoil and descent into darkness, enhancing the emotional impact of the story.

Joseph Nelson

The soundtrack effectively conveys the protagonist's inner turmoil and struggles with addiction through its haunting melodies and dissonant tones. It helps to immerse the audience in the character's emotional journey.

Michelle Campbell

The eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and electronic elements in the soundtrack creates a unique and immersive auditory journey. The diverse range of musical styles mirrors the complexity of the protagonist's character and the turbulent events unfolding on screen.

Linda Thompson

The repetitive use of certain musical motifs throughout the movie became tiresome and monotonous, detracting from the overall viewing experience. Instead of adding layers of complexity or subtlety to the storytelling, the soundtrack felt like a repetitive loop that failed to evolve or grow alongside the characters and their journey.

Joshua Nelson

The choice of songs in the film's soundtrack appeared to lack cohesion and direction, making it difficult to emotionally connect with the characters and their struggles. Rather than evoking a sense of empathy or understanding, the music often felt like an arbitrary addition that did not add any depth or resonance to the unfolding events on screen.

Amanda Rodriguez

The music contributes to the overall sense of foreboding and unpredictability that permeates the film, keeping the audience on edge.

Andrew Gonzalez

The score features a diverse range of musical styles and textures, reflecting the complexity of Terence's character and the chaotic world he inhabits.