A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
The name of the Russian ship, onto which the weapons are being loaded, means "Victory" in English. See more »
During the battle in the reptile house at the NYC Zoo, DeGuerin's men spot Krueger and Lee through wire-reinforced door glass. They then break the glass with their guns and open the door by reaching through the wire-free window remnants. See more »
There's a major arms deal going down. A U.S. contractor is selling out to international terrorists.
[Tony and his whole crew start laughing]
Tony Two Toes:
Mr. Sixty Minutes, tell me something I don't know.
It's going to happen tonight, on your docks.
Tony Two Toes:
*That* I didn't know.
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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
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.
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