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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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Box Office

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

One alias used by the conspirators is 'Markus Wolf' which refers to the famous head of the East German foreign intelligence service by the same name. One of his biggest achievements was to place a top spy, Günter Guillaume, as an aide to the former Chancellor of West Germany, Willy Brandt. Brandt is also the last name of the female CIA operative. See more »

Goofs

In hotel's underground garage, when Amy is searching for an escape vehicle using fobs in the valet key box, the last and closest car she tries is an Audi, by the large grille emblem, but in the next and subsequent scenes she is driving a BMW wagon. See more »

Quotes

Amy Logan: Why would someone you work with, try to kill us?
Ben Logan: Amy, listen to me. I don't know what's going on here. Come here.
[Ben cleans blood off Amy's face]
Ben Logan: The safest place for you to be right now is at my side, listening to what I tell you. Will you do that for me? Will you trust me?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.144 (2013) See more »

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Good but certainly not great
10 November 2012 | by dgefrohSee all my reviews

I personally enjoyed this film despite its many flaws. This is an action movie with enough credible story to hook the viewer and entertain for the duration. The plot is somewhat convoluted and in my opinion hard to follow at times, but despite that, the movie is fast paced with plenty of realist and believable action, so what if you're not certain as to the why this is all unfolding. The ending tries to bring all the whys and wherefores together and I guess it succeeds for the most part. The acting by most was good, but don't expect any Oscar nods for any of this cast. I'm going to cut to the chase, this was a fun movie for viewing, and I would consider it an excellent 5 out of 10 film.


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