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Erased (2012)

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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.

Director:

Philipp Stölzl

Writer:

Arash Amel
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David Bark-Jones ... Marty Braymer
Alexander Fehling ... Floyd
Nick Alachiotis ... Walter
Ronnie Commissaris Ronnie Commissaris ... Karl Van Doorn
Fabrice Boutique Fabrice Boutique ... Karim
Debbie Wong Debbie Wong ... Mei Ling
Ron White ... Dick Rhodes
Katelijne Verbeke Katelijne Verbeke ... Sophie Pieters
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Storyline

The expatriate and widower Ben Logan has moved from New York to Anrwep with his estranged teenage daughter Amy Logan to work for the technology corporation Halgate Group. When he breaks a sophisticated security code from a device, he notes that its patent has no record in Halgate and he calls the attention of his boss Derek Kohler. Ben meets Amy and they do not go home; later Ben goes with Amy to his office and they find it completely empty. Further, all the records of his phone calls, e-mails, payslip and bank account have vanished. Out of the blue, a coworker abducts Ben and Amy in the bank but Ben kills him in self-defense. Ben finds a key from a locker in the Central Station and he finds photos of his daughter, himself and his coworkers. His further investigation shows that all the workers are dead in the morgue except Derek Kohler. Soon Ben discovers a huge conspiracy of Halgate Group relative to illegal arms sales to Africa with the involvement of rogue CIA agents. But Ben is in... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Be careful who you work for. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada | Belgium | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Erased See more »

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Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£174 (United Kingdom), 7 April 2013, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Georgie Henley auditioned for the role of Amy. See more »

Goofs

Anna drops two AlkaSeltzer like tablets into a glass of water when she first appears, but moments later when she drinks it the water is perfectly clear. There should still be some bubbles and residue present in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Amy Logan: Why are you going through my stuff?
Ben Logan: When I was a kid, and that was a hundred years ago and you'll never be my age, but we actually got the report card and took it home to my parents so they could see it.
Amy Logan: Mom never went through my stuff.
Ben Logan: Well, I mean, I'm not Mom.
Amy Logan: Yeah, no shit.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.144 (2013) See more »

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enjoyable if routine action film
8 September 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Great European locations are a highlight of this 2012 film, Erased, starring Aaron Eckhart. The film is also known as Ex-Patriate.

Eckhart plays an ex-CIA operative, Ben Logan, working for a European company. His wife is deceased, and he's there with his daughter (Liana Liberato), a typical teenager whose sullen behavior can be attributed to just losing her mother and being uprooted from her home.

Ben is supposed to test security systems made by the company for whom he works, but returning to the office one night, he finds that the entire company has disappeared, including the employees and his entire identity along with them. He soon finds out he's going to be terminated -- and by terminated, like in the ground terminated, so he and his daughter take off. He's determined to find out what's going on.

Shades of the Bourne saga, not as good, but still suspenseful with lots of action. I really like Aaron Eckhart and would love to see him in another leading role. He's very likable and attractive.

Entertaining without being sensational


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