Bad Lieutenant

Synopsis: A police Lieutenant goes about his daily tasks of investigating homicides, but is more interested in pursuing his vices. He has accumulated a massive debt betting on baseball, and he keeps doubling to try to recover. His bookies are beginning to get agitated. The Lieutenant does copious amounts of drugs, cavorts with prostitutes, and uses his status to take advantage of teenage girls. While investigating a nun's rape, he begins to reflect on his lifestyle.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: Aries Films
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Hey, folks,

I know the Mets are down 3-0

in a best of seven.

l know no World Series team

has ever come back

from 3-0 down to win four straight.

l know they haven't played well.

l know the pitching's been bad.

I know "no cIutch hitting,"

I know '86/'69 seem a Iong, Iong time ago.

And there's no Ruth, there's no Gehrig.

Goodness gracious,

there's no Donn Clendenon.

But you are not out of it

untiI you Iose four games

in a best of seven.

That is all there is to it.

Back to the phones we go.

Bruce is in Bayside.

-Bruce, how are you?

-How you doing, Chris?

Good to have you aboard, bud. What's up?

Listen, I'm writing off this season.

As far as I'm concerned,

the Mets are out of it.

They're down 3-0.

They might as weII pack their bags.

-Write it off?

-Wait a second, my concern is next year.

-What do you mean, write it off?

-You Iook at great teams of the past,

the A's in '88, the PhiIIies back in the '50s,

the lndians in '54 won

over a hundred games.

The foIIowing years, these teams wouIdn't

have been anything, they were no good.

-AII right.

-The Mets, they'II be out of it this year.


-They need to worry about next year.

Did the Indians in '54 say,

after they lost the third game to the Giants,

"You know, let's not show up for Game 4.

We've Iost. Let's rebuiId for next year"?

They might as weII have.

They might as weII have.

Hey, the A's won in '89,

and it's not easy to win every singIe year.

This is a team that has proven

they cannot win in the cIutch.

It's so obvious. very year they...

They won in '86, didn't they?

They won in '86 because a guy couIdn't

fieId a ground baII.

lf l was on first base...

How about the pIayoffs

and the World Series, Bruce?

The Mets would've lost the World Series

if I was pIaying first base.

That is incorrect

because the game was tied...

Let's go! Let's go!

How many times you be late for school?

Your sister gets to school on time.

What's the problem with you guys?

You want to be drien around

like you're the President,

like l'm your goddamn chauffeur.

-Dad, it wasn't our fault.

-Dad, it wasn't our fault.

-Oh, yeah? Whose fault was it? Mine?


Aunt Wendy told us

to take out the garbage,

-and she hogged up the bathroom.

-Hogged up the bathroom.

All morning.

We couldn't get in there

to brush our teeth or do anything.

We had to wait till she got out.

By the time we got out, the bus was gone.

So how are we supposed to be on time?

This is the only way we're gonna get there.

Hey, listen to me.

l'm the boss, not Aunt Wendy.

When it's your turn to use the bathroom,

you tell Aunt Wendy

to get the f*ck out of the bathroom.

What are you, men or mice?

"She's hogging the bathroom."

Call me. l'll throw her the f*ck out.

...every facet of the game.

They're being outpitched,

they're being outsIugged,

and they're being out-fieIded.

They're aIso being out-efforted,

if there's such a word.

They're going to lose 4-0.

No, they're not. They're gonna win.

-Strawberry's fucking killing them.

-They're going to lose!

-Gonna win!

-They're going to lose!

Knock it off.

David Cone will be the starter at Game 4,

and that has a Iot of fans, myseIf...

Strawberry's killing them.

Not only will Cone be setting the pace...

Go Coney! Yeah! All right!

-Knock it off, will you?

-Come on.

Gie me a goddamn headache.

l know all five of those runs were unearned.

l still don't think that's...

Bye, Dad.

-Bye, Dad.


-Bye, Dad.

-See you.

The next two games

in this series are at Shea.

If they can win them

that at Ieast puts a doubt

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Zoë Lund

Zoë Tamerlis Lund (February 9, 1962 – April 16, 1999), also known as Zoë Tamerlis and Zoë Tamerlaine, was an American musician, model, actress, author, producer, political activist and screenwriter. She was best known for her association in two films with film director Abel Ferrara: Ms. 45 (1981), in which she starred, and Bad Lieutenant (1992), for which she co-wrote the screenplay. more…

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