Guild/Lt. Productions (Edward R. Pressman & Mary
USA 🇺🇸 1992
W: Abel Ferrera & Zoe Lund
DP: Ken Kelsch
Ed: Anthony Redman
Mus: Joe Delia
Harvey Keitel (The Lieutenant), Frankie Thom (The
Nun), Zoe Lund (Zoe)
Abel Ferrera's 1992 contribution to exploitation films was met
with controversy upon release, especially in Britain, where it was dubbed a "video nasty".
Harvey Keitel plays a corrupt, drug-addicted detective who
uses his status to manipulate the law. Gambling heavily on baseball matches & in deep debt with gangsters, he investigates a case where a nun was raped and sees it as a chance of
Though Harvey Keitel brings an excellent performance to the
screen, not one second of the film makes for a pleasant viewing experience.
The first time Harvey Keitel read the script, he threw it
after fifteen pages, arguing it was "a piece of junk". When he started reading it again, he read the scenes with the nun's rape, and was so captivated by her story, that he understood the
movie would be a unique experience.