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Actors: Ray Liotta, Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe, Roger E. Mosley

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Michael Carr is an upwardly mobile business executive/investor, whose world is turned upside down one evening when a crazy man with a knife, busts through a skylight in his kitchen, intent on robbing the place, but instead decides to hold a knife to Michael's wife's throat, threatening to kill her. The crazy man eventually runs off and soon the police are called. Enter Officers Pete Davis and Roy Cole to the rescue. From the moment that Officer Pete Davis enters Carr home, he instantly takes a fancy to this young couple, especially the female half, Karen.
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      When the Carrs decide to install a security system in their home, they become fast friends with Officer Davis, who is there to supervise the operation and give advice on the inner workings of the security system. The Carrs invite Davis over for dinner that night, at which time, Davis asks Michael if he would be interested in riding along with him and his partner, Cole one night on their police beat. Michael enthusiastically accepts.

    Things suddenly turn ugly the night of the ride along when Officer Davis drops off Cole and decides to take Michael for a little ride. Officer Davis finds the man with the knife who broke into Michael's home at a crack house/hideout. Davis then invites Michael to beat up the home invader. Michael declines, so Davis then proceeds to beat the tar out of the guy with a billy club. Michael begins to see that officer Davis is a little to tightly wound and calls an immediate halt to his and Karen's association with him. This is something that Officer Davis just will not have, especially since he is infatuated with Karen. At this point, Officer Davis slowly becomes unraveled in his quest for Karen and decides to destroy the Carr's lives. He uses a variety of tactics designed to drive them both insane, such as, putting a boot on their car, planting drugs in their home, which causes Michael to be arrested and jailed, destroying their credit, and a host of other things.

      Davis sees anyone that gets in his way of getting Karen is merely an obstacle that must be removed and will stop at nothing to "move" that obstacle.
The review of this Movie prepared by Stephanie Shock




After chasing a would-be attacker from the home of Michael and Karen Carr (Russell and Stowe), officer Pete Davis (Liotta) takes a sincere interest in their safety. His off-duty supervision of their home-security installation, then staying for a barbecue seem acceptable, even generous behavior. But when Pete invites Mike for a patrol car “ride-along” and apprehends their burglar, Pete urges Mike to beat him, “c'mon; this man held a knife to your wife's throat.” Mike quickly realizes his new "friend" may be wound too tight. When Pete implies he is better equipped than Mike to protect Karen, his psychotic side appears and escalates. He disrupts Mike's investors' party, tampers with Mike's credit limits, has his car booted and progressively makes their lives miserable. Far worse things ensue, with Mike eventually framed and imprisoned. The terrifying climax builds as things hinge on the seven-letter password Mike chose for his security system.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angry Jim Magin



Script Analysis of Unlawful Entry

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 35%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive    -   architect Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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