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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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Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

George Putnam (story) (as George D. Putnam), John Katchmer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Michael Carr
Ray Liotta ... Officer Pete Davis
Madeleine Stowe ... Karen Carr
Roger E. Mosley ... Officer Roy Cole
Ken Lerner ... Roger Graham
Deborah Offner ... Penny, Karen's Friend
Carmen Argenziano ... Jerome Lurie
Andy Romano ... Capt. Russell Hayes
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Ernie Pike
Dino Anello ... Leon, the Dealer
Sonny Carl Davis ... Neighbor Jack
Harry Northup ... McMurtry, Desk Sergeant
Sherrie Rose ... Girl in Jeep
Alicia Ramirez Alicia Ramirez ... Taco Stand Worker
Ruby Salazar 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatale Begierde See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,067,609, 28 June 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,138,719
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the pet fluffy brown and white cat was "Tiny" and was billed in the closing credits as "Tiny the Cat" and was portrayed by a feline named Merv. See more »

Quotes

Michael Carr: I think our cop friend is a little too tightly wound.
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DON'T GO TO STRANGERS
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A film that deserves recognition
11 March 2001 | by Joe SpoonerSee 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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