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Eraser

Year:
Duration:
115 min
Genres:
Action | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6
Director:
Chuck Russell
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-06-21
Filming Locations: Santa Clarita, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $100,000,000
Opening Weekend: $24,566,446 (USA) (23 June 1996)
Gross: $101,228,120 (USA) (6 October 1996)
Cast
Actor
Character
Arnold Schwarzenegger
U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger
James Caan
U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin
Vanessa Williams
Lee Cullen
James Coburn
WitSec Chief Beller
Robert Pastorelli
Johnny Casteleone
James Cromwell
William Donohue
Danny Nucci
WitSec Deputy Monroe
Andy Romano
Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper
Nick Chinlund
WitSec Agent Calderon
Michael Papajohn
WitSec Agent Schiffer
Joe Viterelli
Tony Two-Toes
Mark Rolston
J. Scar
John Slattery
FBI Agent Corman
Robert Miranda
Frediano
Roma Maffia
Claire Isaacs
Tony Longo
Little Mike
Gerry Becker
Morehart
John Snyder
Sal
Melora Walters
Darleen
Olek Krupa
Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky
Cylk Cozart
Darryl
K. Todd Freeman
Duton
Rocco Sisto
Pauley
Gerald Berns
Young Agent
Steven Ford
Knoland (as Steve Ford)
Ismael 'East' Carlo
Father Rodriguez
Tommy J. Huff
Somes (as Thomas J. Huff)
Rick Batalla
Kevin, the Bartender
Michael Gregory
Leiman
Patrick Kilpatrick
James Haggerty
James Short
Crane Sniper
A.J. Nay
Sniper #2
Camryn Manheim
Nurse at Cyrez Infirmary
Skipp Sudduth
Watch Commander
Anthony Fusco
WitSec Ops
Gregory McKinney
WitSec Ops
Craig Barnett
Clerk
Corey Joshua Taylor
Officer
Rick Marzan
Crawford
Brian Libby
Perimeter Guy
Danny Wynands
Perimeter Guy (as Dan Wynands)
David Fonteno
Security Official (as David Wolos-Fonteno)
Sonny King
Security Guard (as Sonny H. King)
Edward Rote
Security Guard
Mike Cameron
Gate Guard (as Michael Cameron)
Tim Colceri
Lobby Guard
Dieter R. Trippel
Lobby Guard
Matthew Mahaney
Vault Guard
Denis Forest
Technician
Christopher Mankiewicz
Zoo Guard
Mike Stone
Zoo Killer #1 (as Michael Stone)
Kevin Fry
Dock Guard
Sam Scarber
Dock Guard
Richie Varga
Secretary
Diana Morgan
Female Reporter
Ben Shenkman
Reporter
Dominic Marcus
Reporter
Pat Collins
Anchorman
Dorin Seymour
Attorney
Terry Beeman
Dancer
Michael Gregory Gong
Dancer
Sebastian La Cause
Dancer
Frank Minitello
Paramedic
Charles Chiquette
Office Worker #1 (as Charles Chiquete)
Glenndon Chatman
Glenndon
Camille Winbush
Camille
Vic Polizos
Hannon
James Frank Clark
Locomotive Engineer
David Bilson
Pilot
Al Cerullo
Pilot
Rick Shuster
Pilot
Frank Arcuri
Lawyer (uncredited)
Tom Billett
Witsec Security Guard (uncredited)
Matthew James Gulbranson
Russian Sailor (uncredited)
Patricia Holihan
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Bruce Holman
FBI Agent Firing Machine Gun (uncredited)
Tom Lupo
Hostage Taker (uncredited)
Dave Mallow
Newscaster (uncredited)
David Novak
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
James Rekart
Russian Spetsnaz Sailor (uncredited)
Sven-Ole Thorsen
Russian Gunman (uncredited)
Dan Warner
Russian Guard (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The company name "Cyrez" was originally "Cyrex", but the real-life company Cyrix complained. The movie had been shot, but all dialogue was dubbed and company logos were digitally altered during postproduction.
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The shot outside of the gay bar in DC showing the US Capitol Building was actually taken outside of the Phoenix Park Hotel on North Capitol St. in DC. The front of the hotel was covered in purple and the "AC/DC" fictitious bar name prominently displayed.
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Sven-Ole Thorsen:  Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and frequent collaborator appears as a gunman towards the end of the film.
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Goofs
When Lee is in the vault copying files, the digital clock on the wall goes back in time one minute on two occasions (10:24 to 10:23 and 10:25 to 10:24).
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The type of parachute in the parachute scene is seen as round which has no controls, yet Kruger's characters, when seen in close-up, has controls and is able to turn the parachute to face the plane.
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The mini-cam image of Lee in a mirror is not reversed as a mirror image would be.
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Quotes
Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper: It's for you.
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Robert: Listen, have I given you an evaluation yet.
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John: I work alone. If anyone comes to you and claims that I sent them...
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Faq
Q
Is 'Eraser' based on a book?
A
No. Eraser is based on a screenplay written by Tony Puryear, Walon Green, and Michael S. Chernuchin.
Q
What does the title mean?
A
In the movie, an 'Eraser' refers to a witness protection agent who 'erases' a person's past life and sets them up with a new identity.
Q
What is a 'rail gun'?
A
Lee explains that a railgun is a secret electromagnetic pulse rifle that doesn't use gunpowder or bullets but fires aluminum rounds at extremely high speed. According to Lee, Cyrez was contracted to scale it down to make an assault rifle, the most powerful assault rifle on Earth.
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Photos from cast
Mischa Hausserman Clayton Landey