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Unlawful Entry (1992)

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After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and ... See full summary »



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After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the couple's problems with the wife. The husband begins wondering if they're getting too much help. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Desire, passion, lust... It's a deadly game of obsession.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror and violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fatale Begierde  »

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$57,138,719 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Star Madeleine Stowe appears in the love-making sequence topless. See more »


Michael Carr: What's it going to take to convince you? Me in a body bag?
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Referenced in Bee Movie (2007) See more »


Written and Performed by Eddie Palmieri
Courtesy of Intuition Records, Inc.
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A film that deserves recognition
11 March 2001 | by (Cardiff, Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

I consider myself a big film buff, but before I'd seen it recently, I'd never even heard of Unlawful Entry. The story is pretty simple: a couple in love (Kurt Russell and Madeline Stowe) make friends with a cop (Ray Liotta) who turns out to be possessive and to make their lives a living hell (see also: The Cable Guy, which follows the same lines). But, with a simple story, this low-key film deserves recognition for being a clever and original thriller. Throughout the film, you feel all the emotions that Kurt Russell is feeling as his life is slowly taken away from him by the ever-menacing Ray Liotta. In brief, this is a fabulous film, which was under-appreciated and a missed hit.

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