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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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Penny, Karen's Friend
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Jerome Lurie
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Capt. Russell Hayes
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Leon, the Dealer
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Girl in Jeep
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Taco Stand Worker
Ruby Salazar ...
Rosa, the Hooker
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Storyline

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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$10,067,609 (USA) (28 June 1992)

Gross:

$57,138,719 (USA)
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The movie was made a year after the big box office hit Terminator 2 Judgement Day (1991), which also had a bad LAPD cop, played by Robert Patrick, but the twist was, he was a shape shifting Terminator. Ray Liotta later worked with Robert Patrick in Cop Land (1997), in which they both were corrupt cops. See more »

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Michael Carr: What's it going to take to convince you? Me in a body bag?
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DON'T GO TO STRANGERS
Written and Performed by J.J. Cale
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
A division of PolyGram Group Distributions, 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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