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Eraser (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  21 June 1996 (USA)
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A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

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John Kruger is a U.S. marshal who is assigned to protect Lee Cullen, who works for the Cyrez Corporation, a company that manufactures top secret weapons for the military. Lee knows about a scam going on within Cyrez Corporation, and the man behind it is determined to silence Lee, because without Lee, the FBI has no case against the Cyrez Corporation. After taking Lee to New York City to hide her, John discovers that his friend, U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin, is the mastermind behind the scam! Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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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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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

AUD 5,776,922 (Australia) (1 November 1996)
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Trivia

The early version by Tony Puryear was meant as an action vehicle for Robert De Niro. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Lee and Kruger are looking at the offshore bank accounts. Lee says pointing at the screen, "UBS, that's Union de Banque Suisse." Kruger brings up information about the "UBS" account, except that instead of "UBS" the computer screen now reads "USB" and stays that way through the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

John: That weapon, it came from your company, right?
Lee: Yes. It's an EMP prototype, it's not even supposed to exist.
John: EMP?
Lee: Electro-Magnetic Pulse. No gunpowder, no conventional bullets. They fire caseless aluminum shells at nearly the speed of light.
John: You're talking about the rail gun?
Lee: [surprised] That's right.
John: The Navy has been working on those for years. But the smallest one I've ever seen is mounted on a battleship.
Lee: Cyrez was contracted to scale them down, design a man-portable version. The most ...
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Referenced in Tripping the Rift: Chode Eraser (2007) See more »

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Where Do We Go From Here
Written by Linda Thompson, David Foster, Evan Kopelson and Douglas Pashley
Produced and arranged by David Foster
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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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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