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Unlawful Entry (1992)

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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Rosa, the Hooker
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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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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26 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Fatale Begierde  »

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$57,138,719 (USA)
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The U.S. Legal website defines 'Unlawful Entry' as an ". . . illegal entry upon lands or structures without force but by means of fraud or other willful wrong. It is closely related to housebreaking. But unlike housebreaking, the intent to commit an offense within the place entered is not needed for this offense. The basis of proof for this offense is that the entry was unlawful and that the conduct of the accused was contrary to good order and discipline. Burglary may be one of three types: forcible entry, attempted forcible entry, or unlawful entry. Unlawful entry refers to persons without the legal right to be on the property and who have gained entry even though force was not used." See more »

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Roger Graham: Don't shoot! I'm a lawyer!
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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EVERYBODY'S FREE TO FEEL GOOD
Written by Nigel Swanson and Tim Cox
Performed by Rozalla
Courtesy of Pulse-8 Records Ltd.
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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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