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2,794 Ratings

Bad Lieutenant

Directed by Abel Ferrara
United States, 1992
Crime, Drama, Thriller


In a performance that nabbed him an Independent Spirit Award, Harvey Keitel plays the titular “bad lieutenant,” a philandering, drug-addicted New York City detective who seeks personal and spiritual redemption as he investigates the rape of a young nun.

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Bad Lieutenant Directed by Abel Ferrara

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Locarno International Film Festival


Independent Spirit Awards

1993 | Winner: Best Male Lead

1993 | 2 nominations including: Best Feature

Toronto International Film Festival


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