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Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

Summary: A New York cop (Keitel) is hopelessy addicted to drugs, gambling, and sex, in this intense, hallucinatory portrait of sin and redemption. The film follows the lieutenant as he makes his way to various crime scenes, concerned only with taking bets from his fellow cops on the outcome of the ongoing National League playoffs. An investigation into the rape of a nun leads to his spiritual breakdown at the church crime scene, where he sees Jesus and the road to his salvation.
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Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated NC-17 for sexual violence, strong sexual situations & dialogue, graphic drug use.; Rated R for drug use, language, violence and nudity. (edited version)
Production: Bad Lt. Productions
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Nov 10, 1998
Director Credit
Abel Ferrara Director
Writer Credit
Abel Ferrara Writer
Paul Calderon Writer
Victor Argo Writer
Zoƫ Lund Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Harvey Keitel The Lieutenant
Cast Credit
Anthony Ruggiero Lite
Brian McElroy Lieutenant's Son (#1)
Dana Dee Lieutenant's Baby Girl
Frankie Acciarito Lieutenant's Son (#2)
Frankie Thorn The Nun
Leonard L. Thomas Cop #2
Paul Calderon Cop #1
Paul Hipp Jesus
Peggy Gormley Lieutenant's Wife
Robin Burrows Ariane
Stella Keitel Lieutenant's Daughter
Victor Argo Beat Cop
Victoria Bastel Bowtay
Vincent Laresca J.C.
Producer Credit
Diana Phillips Line Producer
Edward R. Pressman Producer
Mary Kane Producer
Patrick Wachsberger Executive Producer
Randy Sabusawa Co-Producer
Ronna B. Wallace Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: