Thursday, April 2, 2009

Harvey Keitel is Bad Lieutenant

Abel Ferrara who has directed such cinematic gold as: The Driller Killer, Ms. 45, King of New York, and the 1st remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers simply titled Body Snatchers bring us Bad Lieutenant. I would be so bold as to say this is Harvey Keitel's best role. This movie came out in 92 and is one of my favorite 90's cop movies. The grittiness of New York City is captured the same as it was Taxi Driver. If you picked this movie up at your local video store this is what you would read on the back of the box:

"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."

Some great lines in this movie:

"Show me how you suck a guy's cock!"

"Vampires are lucky, they can feed on others. We gotta eat away at ourselves."

"You got something that you want to say to me? You fuck! You ratfuck, you ratfuck!"

"What the fuck are you? A drug counselor... or a drug dealer?"