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Unlawful Entry (1992)

A burglar holds a knife to Karen's throat while her husband does nothing. The couple ends befriending the cop that comes. The friendship ends when the cop beats up the culprit. Karen isn't ready to end it. Things get ugly with the cop.

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$57,138,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Mel Gibson, Tom Berenger, John Travolta and Charlie Sheen turned down the role of Officer Pete Davis. See more »

Quotes

Roger Graham: Don't shoot! I'm a lawyer!
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PA LA OCHA TAMBO
Written and Performed by Eddie Palmieri
Courtesy of Sonido, Inc.
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A Great Thriller
31 December 2002 | by IdocamstufSee all my reviews

What a great, suspenseful, and brilliantly acted film. I still have chills from watching it. Kurt Russell and Madeline Stowe are both excellent as a well off couple who are terrorized by an unstable cop(Ray Liotta, who also gives one of his best performances). The film gives us some great suspense, and you cannot help but feel bad for Kurt Russell when Ray Liotta starts stalking his wife. I have seen hundreds of thrillers and this is by far one of the best, along with "Cape Fear"(1991)and others. A must see if you like thrillers about obsessions. Overall this is a much underrated, always suspenseful, top notch thriller. 9 out of 10.


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