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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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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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Trivia

This is the third film in which James Caan is "hobbled" and reduced to walking with a cane, following The Killer Elite (1975) and Misery (1990). See more »

Goofs

The technician on the 727 is able to trace John Kruger's call from his cellphone to an apartment in NYC. However, Kruger had not called the apartment; rather, he called a pager. There would be no way to trace the call anywhere other than to the paging company's office. See more »

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Tony Two Toes: Lemme explain somethin' to ya, sonny boy. Nothin' moves off these docks without it don't get loaded by the union. I don't see no union people around here. Do you?
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Better than I remember
5 November 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I just saw "Eraser" again, and I am suprised to find that I enjoyed it more than when I saw it before. It Delivers thrills, laughs and lot of action. Schwarzenegger is not Robert DeNiro, but he is likeable in his role here. The story is intriguing: A U.S. Marshall that erases peoples identities. This is not Schwarzengger's best movie but it is definitly worth a look.


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