Unlawful Entry

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Jonathan Kaplan
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min


You once said, about your childhood,

"I grew up with seriousness

all around me."

Yeah, my parents were very, very strict.

I come from a Catholic family.

There are five kids in our family.

We werent poor,

but we were lower middle class.

We didnt have a lot of money.

My dad's theory was keep working,

work hard, work hard.

And ah, pretty much no play.

It was almost like not good in our family

If you laughed

or if you wanted to have a lot of fun.

So, that stays with you a little bit

I think it helped my tennis,

because I did work hard.

But I think it's important

to have a balance in life...

He thinks I put up $100,000 of my money

just to watch it disappear?

- He doesn't care about your money!

- He doesn't have to. I just want to know!

To the people he represents,

it's pocket change.

Does he know

what this will do to me and Karen?

- I know you're out there

- Yeah, but does he know?


Listen, Roger, it sounds good.

Fax it to me, I'll talk to you in the morning.

Sorry, I tried to keep it quiet.

I heard a noise from downstairs.

Didn't you hear it?

No, I was cracking on the phone with Roger.

It's probably the wind... or fuzz-face here.

Why does he hate me?

If you paid him more attention,

he'd like you better.

He would if I fed him goodies, like you do.

I think you're jealous of Tiny.

He gets to sleep with you more than I do.

Is that...? I'll go down.

Maybe we should call the police.

No, it's OK. I'll just check it out.

Don't worry. If it's anything serious,

I'll come back for my driver.

Michael, is everything all right?

- Somebody's in the house. Call the police.

- What?



Stop, motherf***er! Back off!

Back off!

- Back off!

- OK.

Drop it. Drop it! Drop it!

Take anything you want!

- Here, you can have my watch!

- I don't want no watch!

Please don't hurt her.

I'll give you anything you want, please.


..outside of 6th at 718.

Police, sir.

Hi, come on in, guys.

I'm Officer Cole. My partner, Officer Davis.

Michael Carr.

What happened to your foot, Mr. Carr?

I knocked a beer bottle down in the kitchen.

It's nothing really.

Mr. Carr, can you tell us what happened?

Yeah. We were upstairs in my office,

my wife and I,

and we heard a noise.

This is my wife, Karen.

Thank you for coming so quickly.

Can you tell us what happened

after you heard the noise?

Michael went down and I,

I heard another noise

and I went down... and...

It's OK, Mrs. Carr. Just take your time.

This man jumped out of the closet

and he and Michael fought.

It wasn't much of a fight, really.

I grabbed his leg, he was trying to get away.

He got out in the kitchen, got hold of Karen

and took off out through the back.

The son of a b*tch put a knife to her throat.

- Are you OK?

- Yes, I am.

- Do you need a doctor?

- No.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah, thank you.



Come here, Tiny.

You're not a very good watchcat,

are you, Tiny?


I guess he likes policemen.

We'll have someone over in the morning

to dust for prints.

Try and not disturb too much.

We've had a bunch of break-ins here.

We think it's the same guy.

- In this street?

- This general area, but we'll get him.

- I wouldn't mind seeing that.

- Does anyone want any coffee?

Yes. I never turn down coffee.

Whoa, watch the glass.


Excuse me.


This guy who's doing this,

is there any chance he'll come back?

We were told this

was a safe neighborhood.

All things considered,

this is a safe neighborhood.

Mr. Carr probably scared him so much,

he won't come back.

It doesn't matter. I'm getting a gun.

- What?

- I'm getting a gun.

- No guns.

- Maybe she'll listen to you guys.

Don't get a gun.

It's easy for you to say, you've got one.

- I'm trained to use it.

- I've done some shooting.

At targets... Not people.

Take our advice.

Get an alarm, get a dog,

but forget about guns.

The wrong people always get hurt.

Nice people.

Hey. I know what you're thinking.

What am I thinking, Roy?

I'm never gonna be able to sleep.

Me neither.

I thought he...

When he grabbed me...

It's all right.

I don't think I can stay here,

it's just so weird.

We'll get some things together

and go to a hotel, OK?

No. I don't think

I can live here anymore.

I think we should sell the house.

Honey, wait a minute.

You love this house.

I know, but we really

don't need this now.

We're in way over our heads.

- We can barely afford it.

- Don't get carried away.

You know what we're gonna do?

We're just...

We're gonna take that cop's advice.

Tomorrow morning, I'll make a few calls.

Come here.

We'll get the best security system

known to man.

If that doesn't do it,

we'll get a... killer watchdog.

A vicious... pit bull with fangs

with a stud collar.

Come on, honey.

We'll be all right.

Come on.

You chased him around with a putter?

- You're a hero!

- Dirty Harry and Arnold Palmer all in one.

It sounds pretty intense.

I'd have had a heart attack.

You did OK. Are you guys all right?

Yeah. Well, Karen's upset.

Sh*t. Here he comes.

Do we have to kiss him?


I read your prospectus.

Demographics look good.

Jerry, I'm not a big believer

in demographics.

- I think it's a lawyer's tool, no offence.

- None taken.

- Amazing place.

- The potential here is fantastic.

I learnt to go with my instincts.

I used demographics once and went belly up.

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Lewis Colick

Lewis Colick is an American screenwriter born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Baruch College in New York and got his MFA in Theatre Arts from the UCLA Film School. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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