Late Night Flick: Bad Lieutenant

One of the trippest movies I have seen thus far in life “Bad Lieutenant”. My comrade Jimmy made me watch one wick scene during the summer and this past weekend I finally got a chance to view it for myself.

Trippey from start to finish! A corrupt police lieutenant who, throughout the movie, is spiralling rapidly into various drug addictions, including cocaine and heroin.

The “Bad Lieutenant” is also a gambler who finds himself plunged into debt when the New York Mets win a fictitious National League Championship. After trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers and former Met Darryl Strawberry 3-0. The Mets’ comeback is a sort of “minor miracle” that defies the Lieutenant’s lack of faith and parallels his eventual redemption. The Lieutenant is also regularly linked with the prodigal Strawberry. The turning point in the film arrives when the Lieutenant investigates the rape of a nun and uses this as a chance to confront his inner demons and perhaps achieve redemption. In the end, he is shot dead in his car outside of Madison Square Garden, under a billboard featuring Evander Holyfield.


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