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Erased -- Aaron Eckhart stars as an ex-CIA agent who discovers he's been targeted in a deadly international conspiracy. A dangerous game of cat-and-mouse ensues as he tries to uncover the truth.
Erased -- An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.


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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Aaron Eckhart ... Ben Logan

Liana Liberato ... Amy Logan

Olga Kurylenko ... Anna Brandt

Garrick Hagon ... James Halgate

Eric Godon ... Maitland

Yassine Fadel ... Nabil

Neil Napier ... Derek Kohler
David Bark-Jones ... Marty Braymer

Alexander Fehling ... Floyd

Nick Alachiotis ... Walter
Ronnie Commissaris ... Karl Van Doorn

Fabrice Boutique ... Karim
Debbie Wong ... Mei Ling
Ron White ... Dick Rhodes
Katelijne Verbeke ... Sophie Pieters
Alexandre von Sivers ... Hans Pieters
Hassaba Halibi ... Fatima
John Dobrynine ... Pieter's Attorney
Ben Van Ostade ... Judge
Maxime Paradis ... Morgue Attendant
Brahim Waabach ... Mourad

Carlo Mestroni ... Field Officer
Kent McQuaid ... Autoroute Cop #1
Sasha Dominique ... Doctor Antwerp
Maxime Morin ... Realtor

Simone-Élise Girard ... Halgate Lobby Receptionist

Jade Hassouné ... Abdi
Richard Robitaille ... Halgate Lobby Security Guard

Danny Blanco Hall ... Analyst
Calista Somwe ... Karim's Daughter
Zaire Souchi ... Arabic Neighbor
Cyril Kengne ... African Neighbor
Achille Ridolfi ... Karim's Bodyguard

Keir Cutler ... Euro Ops

Brett Watson ... Clusters

Kate Linder ... Principal Gibbons
Claire Jacques ... Bank Teller
Claire Beugnies ... Receptionist
Éléonore Lamothe ... Rosie Mukergee
Mohamed Dibej ... Mourad's Son 1
Warl Aarab ... Mourad's Son 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lidia Aviles ... Girl at hotel (uncredited)
Steve Barry ... Dead FBI agent #1 (uncredited)

Carl Crevier ... Halgate's P.A. (uncredited)
Kurt De Meuter ... Belgian Policeman (uncredited)

Vincent Doms ... Security Officer (uncredited)
Andre Givogue ... SSE: Doctor (uncredited)

CinSyla Key ... Hotel manager (uncredited)
Sasha Lipskaia ... Kohler's Personal Assistant (uncredited)
Damien Marchal ... Groom (uncredited)
Lydia Moore ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Michael Morgante ... Bramer's bodyguard (uncredited)

Kim Selby ... Lorraine (uncredited)

Sebastien Soudais ... Hooded figure (uncredited)

Directed by
Philipp Stölzl 
Writing credits
Arash Amel (written by)

Produced by
Kenneth Atchity .... production executive
Peter Bevan .... executive producer
Eric Brenner .... executive producer
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
Judy Cairo .... executive producer
James Gibb .... executive producer
Ginette Guillard .... line producer
Megan Guy .... head of production: UK
David Harfield .... executive producer
Leo Joseph .... executive producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Mark Kress .... executive producer
Stéphane Lhoest .... line producer
Claude Léger .... producer
Howard Meltzer .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... producer
Karl Richards .... producer
Jason Rimokh .... executive producer
Sandra Siegal .... production executive
Michael A. Simpson .... executive producer
Jonathan Vanger .... producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... executive producer
Harry Winer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
Cinematography by
Kolja Brandt 
Film Editing by
Dominique Fortin 
Casting by
Andrea Kenyon 
Randi Wells 
Production Design by
Jean-François Campeau 
Art Direction by
Patrick Dechesne 
Costume Design by
Pascaline Chavanne 
Makeup Department
Michelle Côté .... hair department head
Kathy Kelso .... makeup artist
Anne Moralis .... key makeup artist
Juan Pacífico .... hair stylist
Colleen Quinton .... makeup department head
Rocco Stallone .... hair stylist
Production Management
Juliana Aouizerate .... assistant unit production manager: Canada
Vincent Canart .... unit production manager: Belgium
Marc Dalmans .... unit manager
Alexia De Coster .... assistant production manager
Ginette Guillard .... unit production manager: Canada
Peter Measroch .... post-production supervisor
Sabrina Seillier .... assistant unit manager
Stanley Chan Wan Sze .... assistant production manager (as Stanley Wan Sze Chan)
François-Xavier Willems .... production trainee
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Dwyer .... first assistant director
Jean Frenette .... second unit director
Hélène Karenzo .... trainee assistant director
Arnaud Kervyn .... first assistant director: second unit
Mathieu Mortelmans .... first assistant director: second unit
Thomas Parkinson .... second assistant director
Sébastien Petit .... first assistant director: second unit
Sébastien Petit .... third assistant director
Benoît Van Wambeke .... second assistant director
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... assistant on-set property master
Pascal Degrune .... storyboard artist
Amandine Grafé .... graphic designer
Martin Handfield .... on-set props
Martin Moulron .... props
Olivier van Helden .... video and graphic displays
Sound Department
Pierre-Jules Audet .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre-Jules Audet .... supervising sound editor
Luc Boudrias .... sound re-recording mixer
Natalie Fleurant .... adr supervisor
Philippe Fontaine .... sound assistant
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist
Claude La Haye .... sound mixer
Billy Miquel .... boom operator
Fanny Dubois Nguyen .... assistant foley artist
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialogue editor
Jean-François Sauvé .... sound effects editor
Alain Sironval .... sound mixer
Jean-Philippe St-Laurent .... dialogue editor assistant
Special Effects by
Andy Antoine .... special effects technician
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects supervisor
Eric De Wulf .... special effects supervisor
Marc Reichel .... special effects
Peter Soete .... special effects foreman
Tim Winchester .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Martin Calder .... previsualization supervisor
Jonathan Cheetham .... visual effects supervisor: uFX
Marc Henry de Frahan .... business manager: uFX
Bert Deruyck .... digital compositor: uFX
Dave Goodbourn .... technical supervisor: uFX
Clare Heneghan .... visual effects producer: uFX
James Rose .... visual effects artist: uFX
Francesco Rossi .... digital compositor: uFX
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt actor
Eddy Benguedih .... stunts
Sybille Blouin .... stunt double
Guillaume Bobin .... stunt man
Marc-Andre Brisebois .... stunt double: Neil Napier
Alain Bérard .... stunt driver
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt performer
Jason Cavalier .... stunt performer
Adonis Danieletto .... stunt driver
Frédéric Dessains .... stunts
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
François Gauthier .... stunt double: Alexander Fehling
Andrée Anne Godbout .... stunt double: Liana Liberato
Flavie Groleau .... stunt performer
Pascal Guégan .... stunt double
Philippe Guégan .... stunt director
Vladimir Houbart .... stunt driver
David Julienne .... stunt double
Michel Julienne .... vehicle stunt coordinator
Patrick Kerton .... stunt performer
Jean-Francois Lachapelle .... stunt performer
Héléna Laliberté .... stunt driver
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... stunt driver
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunt driver
Alban Lenoir .... stunt man
David McKeown .... stunt performer
Erick Meslier .... stunt performer
Alain Moussi .... stunt double: Aaron Eckhart
David Rigby .... stunt driver
David Rigby .... stunt performer
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Thierry Saelens .... stunt double
Pete Seaborne .... stunt performer
Nobuya Shimamoto .... stunt performer
Sebastien Soudais .... stunt man
Ksénia Zarouba .... stunt woman
Camera and Electrical Department
François Andreoletti .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Arthur Anger .... assistant camera
Anne-Françoise Bersou .... first assistant camera: second unit
Olivier Cazzitti .... electrician
Jessica Champeaux .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jessica Champeaux .... second assistant camera
Réginald Desy .... grip
David Dinel .... key grip
Dimitri Doulkeridis .... grip
Sylvain Fradier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
René Guillard .... gaffer
John Harris .... second lighting technician
Témoudjine Janssens .... grip
Matt Kirschner .... digital imaging technician: second unit
Olivier Martin .... second assistant camera
Tom Oversteijns .... key grip
Dominic Pigeon .... video assist
Laure Portier .... video assistant
Dietmar Raiff .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Michaël Bier .... casting: Belgium
Julie Breton .... extras casting: Montreal
Pascale Brischoux .... extras casting
Benoit Luporsi .... extras casting
Matthias Morard .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Beasse .... key wardrobe dresser
Nathalie Leborgne .... costume supervisor
Sophie Lemay .... wardrobe assistant
Véronique Marchessault .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Edith Bellehumeur .... assistant editor
Marc Lussier .... colorist
Marc Lussier .... digital intermediate colorist
Arthur Montreuil .... film color timer
Music Department
John Fee .... composer: additional music
James Fitzpatrick .... scoring contractor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Russ Miller .... musician: drums and percussion
Dan Parr .... orchestrator
John Whynot .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Nicolas De Zuttere .... picture car coordinator
Gabriel Fortin-Taillon .... production assistant
Svet Hrouchoff .... driver: hair/makeup truck
Svet Hrouchoff .... wardrobe driver
Dominic Prevost .... unit driver
Quentin Reumont .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Guy Baudoin .... location scout
Maéva Buisse .... assistant to head of production
Jennifer Bydwell .... clearances
Carl Crevier .... stand-in/photo double: Aaron Eckhart
Adonis Danieletto .... stand-in/photo double: Aaron Eckhart
Romain Dautrey .... trainee assistant to head of production
Josée Francis .... assistant location manager
Francoise Gravelle .... first assistant accountant
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor: Belgium
James Huddleston .... finance executive
Romain Kelfa .... production assistant
Brenda Kulvietis .... production accountant
Camille Louvet .... scripte assistante
Martin Metz .... associate producer
Martin Metz .... production executive
Adeline Nonat .... script supervisor: second unit
Mark O'Connell .... social media manager
Mark Padilla .... world sales executive
Helene Pigeard-Benazera .... production assistant trainee
Brent Radford .... armorer
Elsa Ramo .... legal services
Colin Riendeau .... personal assistant: Aaron Eckhart
Olivier Saleh .... tutor: Laurus Educational Services
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Joe Sisto .... production counsel
Marc E. Spivey .... insurance broker
Michèle St-Arnaud .... location manager
Quin Tran .... production secretary
Charles M. Barsamian .... special thanks
Mark Padilla .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Expatriate" - UK (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for violence
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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All of the outdoor and tram scenes were filmed in Brussels, even though several parts of the film are situated in Antwerp. The traffic signs are in two languages and the tram is of the MIVB/STIB the local public transport service.See more »
Errors in geography: One of the scenes (when Ben has just discovered his entire company has disappeared) is supposedly shot in Antwerp. However traffic light posts are painted red and white indicating the scenes weren't filmed in Flanders where traffic light posts are black/yellow. Googling a hotel name in the background reveals the scene was actually shot in Brussels.See more »
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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Expatriate, 2 February 2013
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

The Expatriate is one film that had the misfortune of having its trailer tell the entire story. Whoever did this promo clip ought to have taken a long hard look at his or her final work, and wonder how it could have been done without revealing too much. Making it worse is the admiration for Taken with the kidnapping of a daughter with the father in high pursuit, which gives the unfair impression that this is a cheap knock off, which it is not.

Written by Arash Amel and directed by German Philipp Stolzl, The Expatriate is almost like a Jason Bourne movie, with lead character Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) exhibiting a particular skillset that surprises his daughter Amy (Liana Liberato), who had gone to Brussels in order to spend some quality Dad time, only for the world as she knows go into a topsy-turvy. They get shot at multiple times by different pursuers, have the cops looking for them, and his dad's co-workers all wind up dead. To make matters worse, they have to discover why they're in someone else's bad books, and have to make it out alive when odds become increasingly stacked against them. But it went from Bourne to Taken with that kidnapping of Amy, though thankfully it was something more of an unnecessary sub-arc just to get Ben to be acting alone in the climax, with the villains using her as a bargaining chip to keep Ben at bay.

In essence, this turned out to be a standard action thriller that involves big bad corporations and covert agencies with sneaky agents who are comfortable out their doing the dirty work for whoever can pay a good price. Not to mention some behind the scenes, under table collaboration and influence that corrupt corporation big wigs have over those in the seat of power, since any campaign requires backing, usually of the financial kind. Here, we see how corporations obtain inside knowledge from those who can be bought, which makes it especially easy when these officials also have a selfish interest to pursue. In The Expatriate, this involves technology, framing, and the need to obtain classified documents so that they can either be altered or destroyed to avoid further implication, especially when something else gains worldwide attention, and further investigation would bring to light many embarrassing points.

Aaron Eckhart remains one of my favourite character actors, but as an action hero, I'm afraid not. The filmmakers tried to cover up using very Bourne techniques of fast edits and quick cuts, but it's too obvious Eckhart is no fighter, and was found a little bit wanting in action scenes. Those that require a little more brains than brawn, highlighting his skill as a black ops engineer, was more believable. And there was a bit on the details gone into assembling a briefcase bomb as well, though not as instructional for obvious reasons. Liana Liberato would likely polarize audiences though, because her character's too whiny, and complains at almost every stage the father-daughter pair find themselves in. Although proving to be useful at times, Liana did her best with the unpopular role of whining for the most parts. And having Olga Kurylenko was nothing more than a coup to have an additional recognizable name on the marquee, her role being pretty small, used to explain some romantic liaisons between Ben and her Anna Brandt, whose loyalty gets severely questioned, and a flip-flopper when it comes to making decisions.

With an ending that depended largely on the bad guys' over-confidence that bordered on arrogance and ignorance, it was a tad too convenient, though one that would leave audiences cheering, as if having watched a feel good film. Production values are top notch for a studio film, with Belgium being used extensively on location to bring about that Europe-chic feel that's fast becoming locations that any self-respective action-thriller must have. Recommend!

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