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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The film's rail guns are actually based on real military technology, a fact outlined at some length in Roger Ebert's thumbs up review of the film. As Ebert noted, however, the rail gun technology that actually exists was both in a very early development phase and designed to put such weapons on U.S. Navy ships instead of making for anything that an individual could carry and safely discharge. See more »

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The rail gun shoots a small aluminum projectile at "nearly the speed of light", 186,000 miles per second, or about seven times around the earth in a second. Yet, when the bad guys shoot these things, you can actually see the projectiles flying through the air, they're not even as fast as a cheap BB gun. See more »

Quotes

Johnny C: You want me to help you break into Cyrez?
John: Yeah.
Johnny C: What, are you shitting me? When you said you needed my help, I thought you wanted me to help you move a sofa or something.
John: Pull over, up ahead.
Johnny C: Alright, I'm gonna help you out here... All we are gonna need is some tanks, a couple of rocket launchers, and a set of balls like, uh... the King of Bayonne.
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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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