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Eraser (1996)

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

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U.S. Marshal deputy John Kruger is one of the toughest Marshals, his methods are to "Erase" The identities of his witnesses he is assigned to protect. Meanwhile, a woman named Lee Cullen who works for a corporation named Cyrez performed an undercover job for the FBI to unveil a top secret weapon which uses an electromagnetic pulse to dispatch targets. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. But, when Kruger was assigned to perform a job with another Marshal named Robert Deguerin, he discovers that Deguerin is behind some kind of scam that will involve the EM Gun, which will change hands to a Russian criminal if Kruger does not stop them, Kruger must not only protect Lee's life but his own. Written by John Wiggins

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He will erase your past to protect your future.


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Rated R for violent action throughout and some language | See all certifications »

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21 June 1996 (USA)  »

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El protector  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,566,446 (USA) (21 June 1996)

Gross:

$101,228,120 (USA) (4 October 1996)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the trailer the footage from the "brooch camera" is in colour unlike in the film, which uses a grainy black and white filter. The footage is shot with a common fish eye lens. See more »

Goofs

When Kruger is preparing the credit cards for Lee to go into hiding, he swipes the final card and when the camera pulls back, the magnetic stripe is facing up instead of down. See more »

Quotes

[John wakes up from a drug-induced sleep]
Robert: Confused, pal? New York.
John: You're off course.
Robert: No, no we're not. You're gonna take us to her John.
[John reaches for his gun. Robert holds up his gun in a plastic bag]
Robert: You did a very, very bad thing, John. You killed Monroe. Now that makes you the mole.
John: No, that makes you a murderer.
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Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) See more »

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That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Very good. Surprisingly.
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

As one of the later Arnold movies and a suspicious title, there are initially serious worries about how good this film will be. Fortunately it turned out to be a great movie in the end. The only nitpick would be those obviously fake CGI crocodiles used in one scene but otherwise, the movie has consistency in quality. This movie also introduced the famous rail gun which became an instant hit when videogames copied it. The rail gun in the movie itself is more like a super fast rocket launcher than a sniping weapon. The story itself, surrounds the marketing of that weapon. The acting is very good as is the screenplay and cinematography. This film isn't anything new, isn't a groundbreaker in any way but is still highly enjoyable.


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