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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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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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$57,138,719 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two theatrically released cinema movies directed by Jonathan Kaplan that debuted in the year of 1992. The films were Love Field (1992) and Unlawful Entry (1992). See more »

Quotes

Officer Pete Davis: -After shooting Roy and Leon.- You're not going upstairs to talk to anyone.
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Remade as Fareb (1996) 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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Ray Liotta at his chilling best
4 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sterling entry in the psycho-thriller genre, mainly thanks to Ray Liotta's performance as the manic cop. Rarely has Liotta been this good: he literally simmers with pent-up rage whenever you see him on-screen, delivering one of the best turns of his career as the frightening cop from hell. Sure, Liotta could be good elsewhere – who can forget his career-changing turn in Scorsese's GOODFELLAS? – but he'll be forever remembered for the kind of sweaty, crazy-eyed role he effortlessly portrays here.

Liotta's given solid support from Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe as the unwitting couple who find themselves caught up in a nightmare. This is the archetypal 'slow burner' of a plot, with everyday events and subtle hints and clues gradually building from an impressive climax, which makes use of plenty of clichés but nevertheless ticks all the right boxes. UNLAWFUL ENTRY is one of those thrillers that doesn't disappoint, and unlike PACIFIC HEIGHTS it isn't spoilt with dated attempts at style. Thumbs up.


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