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Eraser Directed by Chuck Russell Produced by Anne Kopelson
Arnold Kopelson Written by Tony Puryear
Walon Green
Michael S. Chernuchin Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Caan
Vanessa Williams
James Coburn
and Robert Pastorelli
James Cromwell
Danny Nucci
Andy Romano
Nick Chinlund
Gerry Becker Music by Alan Silvestri Cinematography Adam Greenberg Editing by Michael Tronick Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date(s) June 21, 1996 Running time 115 min. Language English Budget $100,000,000 US (est.) Gross revenue $234,400,000

Eraser is a 1996 action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams. It was directed by Chuck Russell. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Effects Editing in 1996.

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John "Eraser" Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a U.S. Marshal who works for the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). John is assigned to protect Dr. Lee Cullen (Vanessa L. Williams), a scientist who works for Cyrez Corporation, a company that creates and manufactures weapons for the military. Lee has come across plans in which Cyrez plans to sell a top secret electronic pulse rifle to terrorist Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky (Olek Krupa). With its unparalleled firepower, the sale of such weapons to the wrong hands would tip over the balance of power.

The man behind the scheme, William Donahue (James Cromwell) wants Lee dead, because without Lee's testimony, there is no case against Cyrez. After Donahue commits suicide to escape punishment, John takes Lee to New York City to hide her, then John and his mentor, fellow marshal Robert DeGuerin (James Caan), try to locate a witness. But Deguerin kills the witness they are looking for, indicating that Deguerin is Donahue's U.S. Marshal mole in the scam. Even Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper (Andy Romano) is in on it.

Deguerin kidnaps Lee, and with the help of Johnny Casteleone (Robert Pastorelli), a man whose life John once saved, John rescues Lee and prevents the railgun shipment. After a hearing for Deguerin and his fellow conspirators a few weeks later, and with the implication that under civil law jurisdiction a conviction and sentence of the culprits will not be possible, John eliminates Deguerin and the conspirators, "erasing" them thoroughly in an arranged train accident.

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review by . October 10, 2010
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Arnie eats terrorists for breakfast and James Caan eats the scenery.
Arnie may not have made a bigger movie then Terminator 2, or a better one but Eraser makes up for it's lesser story with some pure good ol' unbeliveable action scenes of the "that would never happen" kind.      Arnie is John Kruger a Federal Marshal who specializes in keeping witnesses safe in the witness protection program before they go to trial to testify.  His cases are normally former mobsters and other scum but one day a new case falls into his lap, …
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Federal Marshall keeps a woman safe so she can testify against an arms maker selling high tech rifles on the black market. Typical Arnie action smash with some great stunts and moments.
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Federal Marshal keeps a witness safe so she can testify against an arms company supplying terorists. One of Arnies last great movies.
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