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Erased (2012)

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An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

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Derek Kohler
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The expatriate and widower Ben Logan has moved from New York to Anrwep with his estranged teenage daughter Amy Logan to work for the technology corporation Halgate Group. When he breaks a sophisticated security code from a device, he notes that its patent has no record in Halgate and he calls the attention of his boss Derek Kohler. Ben meets Amy and they do not go home; later Ben goes with Amy to his office and they find it completely empty. Further, all the records of his phone calls, e-mails, payslip and bank account have vanished. Out of the blue, a coworker abducts Ben and Amy in the bank but Ben kills him in self-defense. Ben finds a key from a locker in the Central Station and he finds photos of his daughter, himself and his coworkers. His further investigation shows that all the workers are dead in the morgue except Derek Kohler. Soon Ben discovers a huge conspiracy of Halgate Group relative to illegal arms sales to Africa with the involvement of rogue CIA agents. But Ben is in... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Be careful who you work for. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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26 September 2012 (Belgium)  »

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Erased  »

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€12,000,000 (estimated)

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£174 (United Kingdom), 7 April 2013, Limited Release
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One alias used by the conspirators is 'Markus Wolf' which refers to the famous head of the East German foreign intelligence service by the same name. One of his biggest achievements was to place a top spy, Günter Guillaume, as an aide to the former Chancellor of West Germany, Willy Brandt. Brandt is also the last name of the female CIA operative. See more »

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When Amy is in the hotel lobby, the same extra (lady in long coat, carrying a purse in one hand and pulling a hardshell yellow suitcase) walks by twice; once before Amy's dad goes to the room, a second time when they show Amy during the fight in the hotel room. See more »

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Ben Logan: Did I tell you I found a place we can watch baseball? In Ghent? Ex-pat community? I thought we could go there, hang out? Fun?
Amy Logan: I hate baseball.
Ben Logan: When your mom and I first met, we used to go to games all the time.
Amy Logan: Yeah, if it was so great, then why'd you leave?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.144 (2013) See more »

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enjoyable if routine action film
8 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Great European locations are a highlight of this 2012 film, Erased, starring Aaron Eckhart. The film is also known as Ex-Patriate.

Eckhart plays an ex-CIA operative, Ben Logan, working for a European company. His wife is deceased, and he's there with his daughter (Liana Liberato), a typical teenager whose sullen behavior can be attributed to just losing her mother and being uprooted from her home.

Ben is supposed to test security systems made by the company for whom he works, but returning to the office one night, he finds that the entire company has disappeared, including the employees and his entire identity along with them. He soon finds out he's going to be terminated -- and by terminated, like in the ground terminated, so he and his daughter take off. He's determined to find out what's going on.

Shades of the Bourne saga, not as good, but still suspenseful with lots of action. I really like Aaron Eckhart and would love to see him in another leading role. He's very likable and attractive.

Entertaining without being sensational


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