Unlawful Entry (film)
name = Unlawful Entry
caption = Theatrical Release Poster
Charles Gordon Sulla Hamer Gene Levy
George Putnam John Katchmer Lewis Colick(Screenplay)
Kurt Russell Ray Liotta
20th Century Fox
June 26, 1992
runtime = 117 min.
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0105699
"Unlawful Entry" is a 1992
thriller filmdirected by Jonathan Kaplanstarring Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta. Ray Liotta was nominated for an MTV Awardin 1993 for his portrayal of the psychopathic cop.
Los Angeles, Michael Carr ( Kurt Russell) and Karen Carr ( Madeleine Stowe) are a yuppie couple living in an upscale part of town, and their peace of mind is upset by an intruder coming in through their skylight one night.
The intruder doesn't take anything except Karen, briefly, as a hostage, before dumping her in the swimming pool and making his escape. The Carrs call in the police, one of whom, Pete Davis (
Ray Liotta), takes an interest in the couple's case. He cuts through department red tape and expedites speedy installation of a security system in the Carrs' house.
When Michael expresses an interest in getting revenge on the intruder, Pete invites him on a "ridealong" with his partner, Roy Cole (
Roger E. Mosley).
After dropping Cole off, Pete takes Michael out to arrest the man who broke into the Carrs' house, offering Michael a chance to take some revenge, using Pete's nightstick.
Michael declines, but Pete administers a vicious beating to the intruder, leaving Michael deeply suspicious of Pete's mental stability. He suggests that Pete should get some professional help and, especially, stay far away from him and Karen in the future.
But Pete takes neither suggestion, instead beginning to prey on the couple, and in particular, on Karen, with whom he's obsessed. Pete even appears in the couple's bedroom one night while they are making love, just to "check that everything's O.K."
When Michael files a complaint against Pete's unwanted attentions, Pete uses his police connections to destroy Michael's business reputation. Encountering bemused apathy from Pete's superiors in the LAPD, Michael turns to Cole -- whom Pete then murders. And then Pete frames Michael on drug charges by planting a high supply of
cocainein Michael's and Karen's house, leaving the way clear for Pete to move in on Karen.
In doing so, it meant Pete had to kill a fellow police officer, a close friend who knew about his obsession with Karen.
Putting his attorney's finances on the line, Michael gets out on bail and takes matters into his own hands. A confrontation in the Carr house ends in Michael shooting Pete dead in self defense.
Kurt Russellas Michael Carr
Ray Liottaas Officer Pete Davis
Madeleine Stoweas Karen Carr
Roger E. Mosleyas Officer Roy Cole
Ken Lerneras Roger Graham
Deborah Offneras Penny, Karen's Friend
Carmen Argenzianoas Jerome Lurie
Andy Romanoas Capt. Russell Hayes
Johnny Ray McGheeas Ernie Pike
Dino Anelloas Leon, the Dealer
Sonny Carl Davisas Neighbor Jack
Harry Northupas McMurtry, Desk Sergeant
Sherrie Roseas Girl in Jeep
Alicia Ramirezas Taco Stand Worker
Ruby Salazaras Rosa, the Hooker
Spider Madisonas Goatee
Myim Roseas Layla
T.J. McInturffas Layla's Kid
Tony Longoas Big Anglo
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