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.


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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

    Mark Rolston

    Mark Rolston

    J. Scar

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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:
        Where Do We Go From Here
        Written by Linda Thompson, David Foster, Evan Kopelson and Douglas Pashley
        Performed by Vanessa Williams
        That's Amore
        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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