6.1/10
103,556
147 user 80 critic

Eraser (1996)

Trailer
2:10 | Trailer
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director:

Chuck Russell (as Charles Russell)

Writers:

Tony Puryear (story), Walon Green (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,073 ( 643)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Eraser
James Caan ... DeGuerin
Vanessa Williams ... Lee
James Coburn ... Beller
Robert Pastorelli ... Johnny C
James Cromwell ... Donahue
Danny Nucci ... Monroe
Andy Romano ... Harper
Nick Chinlund ... Calderon
Michael Papajohn ... Schiff
Joe Viterelli ... Tony
Mark Rolston ... J. Scar
John Slattery ... Corman
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Frediano
Roma Maffia ... Claire
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He will erase your past to protect your future.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent action throughout and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

2nd film which a character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to a gay nightclub. The other film was Raw Deal (1986). See more »

Goofs

The type of parachute in the parachute scene is seen as round which has no controls, yet Kruger, when seen in close-up, has controls and is able to turn the parachute to face the plane. See more »

Quotes

Robert: I want this town locked up so tight, it'll make his balls ache.
See more »

Alternate Versions

28 seconds were cut by the BBFC for the 18-rated UK cinema version, removing the following:
  • The scene with Johnny C being threatened with a flick knife, along with the attempt to pull his tongue out with pliers
  • Kruger kicking a gangster into an open fridge and pulling his shoulder to break his neck
  • DeGuerin's pistol whip to Lee
  • Kruger twisting Haggerty's head into a headlock then breaking his neck
  • A shot of Lee being threaten by Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky with a flick knife
See more »


Soundtracks

That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
See more »

User Reviews

 
Very good. Surprisingly.
10 July 2006 | by lz_zSee all my reviews

As one of the later Arnold movies and a suspicious title, there are initially serious worries about how good this film will be. Fortunately it turned out to be a great movie in the end. The only nitpick would be those obviously fake CGI crocodiles used in one scene but otherwise, the movie has consistency in quality. This movie also introduced the famous rail gun which became an instant hit when videogames copied it. The rail gun in the movie itself is more like a super fast rocket launcher than a sniping weapon. The story itself, surrounds the marketing of that weapon. The acting is very good as is the screenplay and cinematography. This film isn't anything new, isn't a groundbreaker in any way but is still highly enjoyable.


31 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 147 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eraser See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,566,446, 23 June 1996

Gross USA:

$101,295,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,295,562
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed