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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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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

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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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21 November 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in theaters in 1992 at the tender age of 12, and I can recall now how frightened I was. That just goes to show the professionalism involved in this first-rate thriller. When a cop is on your back, what are you gonna do? Call the cops? Hmmmm....Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe struggle to find that answer here. Ray Liotta has never been creepier. Kurt Russell shines yet again in a role balancing the everyman we can relate to and the hero we cheer for in the end. One of the best thrillers of the 1990s.

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