Bad Lieutenant and Cinema’s Top Twelve Trippiest Drug Scenes


Werner Herzog and Nicolas Cage’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a new take on Abel Ferrara’s original movie, arrives this week. Pitched on the edge of insanity, the film is basically an extended hallucination posing as a cop drama, and it got us thinking about other movie drug trips. We limited this list to actual drugged-out sequences, so a couple of our favorite drug-related scenes didn’t make the cut. (Sorry, adrenaline shot from Pulp Fiction!) Of course, this is by no means comprehensive — filmmakers pretty much never turn down the chance to indulge in some zonked-out imagery.