Warner Bros. Released 1996




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Charles Russell , Chuck Russell

U.S. marshal John Kruger has an important job. He protects informers, effectively erasing any sign of their original identities and helping them gain new lives and identities that will hide them from their enemies. Kruger prides himself on his ability to protect and serve the informers who have exposed dangerous and corrupt criminals. Kruger's life changes, however, when he accepts an important mission: he has to protect Lee Cullen. Cullen is an especially valuable informer, but also an especially volatile one. She works for the Cyrez Corporation, a weapons manufacturer, and has learned about a lethal secret that she now must reveal to the military. Those behind the scam would do anything to keep Cullen from revealing what she knows. As Kruger struggles to keep Cullen safe, it becomes uncertain whether he will be able to erase her identity or not.


Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Eraser means to show off the star's standard persona against a backdrop of lavish special effects, which is certainly a formula that's worked before. But this is no "Terminator," s...

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Compared with high-powered action specialists like James Cameron, director Charles Russell seems content to accomplish just one thing per shot, getting the essentials on the screen...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Eraser does have a few big-ticket stunts that hold the attention, but director Charles Russell, fresh from "The Mask," isn't able to infuse them with the intensity and believabilit...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Lee Cullen

James Coburn

James Coburn

WitSec Chief Beller

James Caan (I)

James Caan (I)

U.S. Marhal Robert Deguerin

Patrick Kilpatrick

Patrick Kilpatrick

James Haggerty

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    • Production Budget - $100,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $101,295,562 (14th)
      Worldwide Gross - $242,295,562 (10th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $187,007,191
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $447,284,884

    • Filming locations:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      City Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
      El Segundo, California
      Harlem Rail Yard, The Bronx, New York City, New York
      Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
      National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland
      New Jersey
      Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia
      Sheep Meadow, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
      Terminal Island, Wilmington, Los Angeles, California
      Topanga Canyon, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
      West Hollywood, California
      Whitestone, Queens, New York City, New York

    • Tagline:
      He will erase your past to protect your future.

    • Music:
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      Written by Linda Thompson, David Foster, Evan Kopelson and Douglas Pashley
      Performed by Vanessa Williams
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      Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
      Performed by Dean Martin
      It's Raining Men
      Written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer
      Performed by The Weather Girls
      Caught A Train
      Written and Produced by Trevor Rabin


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