Unlawful Entry (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 June 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny, Karen's Friend
Jerome Lurie
Andy Romano ...
Capt. Russell Hayes
Johnny Ray McGhee ...
Ernie Pike
Dino Anello ...
Leon, the Dealer
Neighbor Jack
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Taco Stand Worker
Ruby Salazar ...
Rosa, the Hooker


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.


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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Did You Know?


Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe refused to use a body double for the sex scene. See more »


Michael Carr: I think our cop friend is a little too tightly wound.
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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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5 July 2002 | by (Devon,England) – See all my reviews

Unlawful entry stars Kurt Russel and Madeline Stowe as a couple who are burgled.Ray Liotta plays the lonely cop who comes to their assistance. Ray Liotta soon gets friendly with the couple with one intention,Micheals (Kurt Russel) wife.One night when Micheal drives around with Pete (Ray Liotta) when he's at work,he gets to see the violent side of him.Micheal warns his wife,but she still sees him as a nice guy.Pete starts getting at them in the worst possible ways to try and seduce the wife.

Unlawful entry is one of my all time favourite thrillers.It has all the elements of a perfect thriller.A good storyline,tension,thrills and suspense.Believe me the tension does really build towards the end to. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves thrillers,it just crackles with tension and suspense.I rate 4/5.

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