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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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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,566,446 (USA) (23 June 1996)

Gross:

$101,295,562 (USA)
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Trivia

When Kruger lands on top of the car, after falling out of the jet. Kruger asks the boy and girl where he is and the girl replies "Earth, welcome." That line was written and played for a laugh. See more »

Goofs

Possibly deliberate: When the EM gun is used in the attack on Lee's (Vanessa Williams) house, it needs to be plugged into a satchel battery to operate. In the climactic battle, none of the EM guns have a battery pack. This may be deliberate to indicate a prototype vs production model, or to show they can hold a limited internal charge. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Hey, John? That was good work last night.
John: I had a good teacher.
Robert: Bullshit. You had the best.
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Referenced in Snake Eyes (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Raining Men
Written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer
Performed by The Weather Girls
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Arnie at his best
28 February 1999 | by (Morrisville, PA) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of film that Arnie should stick to. He plays the Eraser to perfection, having just the right amount of over the top macho humour to balance with the all action heroics. If you like Arnie and you like action films, then you'll love Eraser.


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