Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is a loose remake of Abel Ferrera's 1992 crime film directed by Werner Herzog. Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) used to be a respected police officer before his severe back problem ramped up, causing him to turn to hard drugs to ease the pain. Now hopelessly whacked out virtually 24/7, he is charged with taking down a notorious drug dealer (Xzibit) who wiped out an innocent family. McDonagh proves in over his head with his coke and gambling problems, and the added burden of having to deal with some thugs accosting him and his prostitute girlfriend (Eva Mendes, Training Day). Cage delivers one of his best performances in years as essentially a very dirty cop who still manages to win a morbid sympathy as he suffers through various demons, all whilst still firmly committed to his job. A critical darling, this movie is not easily shaken or forgotten.