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Eraser (1996)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger
... U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin
... Lee Cullen
... WitSec Chief Beller
... Johnny Casteleone
... William Donohue
... WitSec Deputy Monroe
... Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper
... WitSec Agent Calderon
... WitSec Agent Schiffer
... Tony Two-Toes
... J. Scar
... FBI Agent Corman
Robert Miranda ... Frediano
... Claire Isaacs
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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

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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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Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El protector  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,566,446, 23 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,295,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,295,562
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger really did free-fall for about sixty-five feet. He was harnessed into a piece of stunt technology called a descender rig. Directly afterwards, Chuck Russell told Schwarzenegger that there had been something wrong with the camera, and the scene had to be repeated. However, this was immediately revealed to be a prank, as to not upset Schwarzenegger any further. 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: Think about it John! You jump, you go through there like shit through a goose!
John: You're right!
[Rips out a seat, throws it out the exit where its sucked into an engine and explodes]
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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
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Arnold delivers bigger than life action once again
19 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

When this movie came out, it had been two years since Arnold had been on the big screen. Well, it was worth the wait as ERASER was a great action/thriller. Really cool special effects, a great plot. Arnold shows he is still the top star of action movies.


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