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
One scene used animatronic, CGI, and real alligators. The crew called them "crocogators" because they were a combination of gators and crocs. See more »
When Kruger opens the door in the plane he switches from holding on to something (to avoid getting sucked out of the plane) and holding the gun with both hands, between shots. (And if it was so important to hold onto something, wouldn't he have been sucked out of the plane when he was holding the gun with both hands?) See more »
Think about it John! You jump, you go through there like shit through a goose!
[Rips out a seat, throws it out the exit where its sucked into an engine and explodes]
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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
Chuck Russel's Eraser is exploding and intense action film starring Arnold Scwarzenegger as secret government officer, who "erases" people i.e. destroys their past in order to save their future. He gets to erase an important witness (Vanessa Williams) who knows about her company's illegal activities as it sells guns to foreigners. The film is full of action and mayhem, which is great since hardboiled action films are not made too often in Hollywood anymore.
There are hardly any stops throughout the movie and the viewer should not be bored, at least I wasn't now that I watched the movie for the second time. It looks fantastic in its original widescreen format, and this is definitely among Arnold's more noteworthy performances and proves the talent of director Chuck (Scorpion King, Elm Street 3) Russell.
There are many effects that look pretty realistic and the crocodile shoot out is one memorable scene, and maybe that is the screenwriters' comment on zoos' that don't feed their animals sufficiently as the crocodiles are VERY hungry and fierce for food! Also, there is one over the top airplane scene, that really grabs an attention. The actors are great throughout the film and James Caan doesn't make an exception. The finale is perhaps little too familiar and relies on gun fights and explosions, but still, as a whole, I found this film very pleasant experience in its own genre. It is not the greatest action film ever made in Hollywood, but it is one of the most interesting US action films of the 90's.
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