UNLAWFUL ENTRY is a paint-by-numbers suspense thriller redeemed by stylish, economic direction and a marvelous performance by Ray Liotta as a psycho L.A. cop. Liotta plays Pete Davis, an officer who answers a call from Michael (Kurt Russell) and Karen Carr (Madeleine Stowe) after an
intruder has broken into their house and threatened the young entrepreneur's wife. Pete at first comes across like something from an L.A.P.D. public relations video. Considerate and sympathetic, he befriends the couple, helping them arrange the installation of a home alarm system and even inviting
Michael to ride along with him and his partner on their next patrol. Michael accepts, but ...