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*** out of the bathroom.

What are you, men or mice?

"She's hogging the bathroom."

Call me. l'll throw her the f*** 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 f***ing 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

in the minds of the Dodgers,

and that's what the Mets need.

They need to prove

that the Dodgers are not invincibIe.

It wouId aIso restore their confidence,

and the Mets are a dangerous team

when they get on a roII

and start beIieving in themseIves.

Jeff Torborg caIIed a cIosed-door...

Get some shots.

l want some shots oer here,

from this window here.

Mikey, come here.

l think we got some prints oer here

on the inside of this door.

Right on the inside here. Try and get them.

How you doing?

l got two young girls,

shot in the head twice each.

lt's kind of messy. Oer here, Mikey.

Get some pictures

from the other side there, please.

l don't know if they're still wearing

the rounds in their head or what.

Hey, Mikey, get this back door oer there.

There's something on the inside.

Around... On that door. Thank you.

-Anybody see anybody?

-Yeah, a dookie.

We got this one Chinese guy oer here

who saw a couple guys

running oer these park benches

towards Park enue.

We got a pretty good description

on the two guys.

The uniformed guy put it on the air.

We'll see what happens.

Michael, on the inside of that door.

And let me hae some shots

on the eye-leel.

Mets my ass. Dodgers are smoking, huh?

Yeah, they're smoking.

But what about tomorrow?

What are you thinking? You like the Mets?

-What do you think of that sh*t back there?


You guys got money coming.

What are you gonna do?

Dodgers all the way.

l'd sae your money.

With Cone pitching?

That Conehead motherf***er

got rocked the first game.

l wouldn't bury the Mets.

Een money with Cone pitching?

That's right.

You don't think they're

going to beat him twice, do you?

You're right.

Not only that, they're due, man.

Put my three on the Mets. Een money.


take the fie. Put it on the Mets.

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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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