|Directed by||Charles Russell|
|Produced by||Anne Kopelson|
|Written by||Tony Puryear|
Michael S. Chuck Russell (born August 6, 1952) is an American Film director, Film producer and Actor. Arnold Kopelson (born in New York City, USA February 14, 1935) is an Academy Award -winning American Film producer. Walon Green (born December 15, 1936) is an American Documentary film director and screenwriter for both TV and films Chernuchin
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||June 21, 1996|
|Running time||115 min. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American Singer-songwriter and actress. James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award - Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an American Film and Television James Harrison Coburn Jr ( 31 August &ndash 18 November) was an American film and television actor known for his charisma and natural charm Robert Pastorelli ( June 21, 1954 &ndash March 8, 2004) was an American actor Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)|
|Budget||$100,000,000 US (est. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States )|
Eraser is a 1996 action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams. The year 1996 in film involved some significant events Major releases this year included Fargo, Trainspotting, The English Patient Action movies are a Film genre where action sequences such as fights, Shootouts Stunts Car chases or explosions either take precedence Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American Singer-songwriter and actress. It was directed by Charles Russell. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Chuck Russell (born August 6, 1952) is an American Film director, Film producer and Actor. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Effects Editing in 1996. The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
John "Eraser" Kruger (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a U. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor S. Marshal who works for the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). The United States Federal Witness Protection Program is a Witness protection program administered by the United States Department of Justice to protect threatened John is assigned to protect Dr. Lee Cullen (Vanessa L. Williams), who works for the Cyrez Corporation, a company that manufactures weapons for the military. Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American Singer-songwriter and actress. Lee has come across plans to sell a top secret electronic pulse rifle to terrorist Sergei Ivanovich Petrotsky (Olek Krupa). A railgun is a purely electrical Gun that accelerates a conductive projectile along a pair of metal rails using the same principles as the Homopolar motor. Olek Krupa (born 1955 is a Russian Actor born in Ryazan near Moscow, best known for playing villains and criminals like in Blue Streak With its unparalleled firepower, the sale of such weapons to the wrong hands would tip over the balance of power.
Whoever is behind the scheme wants Lee dead, because without Lee, there is no case against the Cyrez Corporation. 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. James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award - Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American But Deguerin kills the witness they are looking for, indicating that Deguerin is the mastermind of the scam. Even Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper (Andy Romano) is in on it. Andy Romano is an American actor known for playing "JD" in the 1960s Beach Party movies (which starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon
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. Robert Pastorelli ( June 21, 1954 &ndash March 8, 2004) was an American actor 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.
Eraser had an opening weekend of $24,566,446 in the US during the summer season of 1996. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Summer is one of the four Temperate Seasons Summer marks the warmest time of year with the longest days  Final US gross would be $101,228,120 and final UK gross was £4,700,340. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located  Following its cinematic run, worldwide box office came to $234,400,000, earning a further $46,032,666 in US video rentals alone.  The film achieved a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies. 
Director Charles Russell and star Arnold Schwarzenegger were originally working on another project together when Eraser was brought to their attention. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Chuck Russell (born August 6, 1952) is an American Film director, Film producer and Actor.  Russel was excited about the possibilities the film could bring between actor and the character: "I see Arnold the way a lot of people do -- as a mythic, bigger-than-life character -- and that's who Kruger is. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The character and the scenario are based firmly in reality, but I liked the mythic proportions of this man with a strong sense of duty, a strong sense of honor, who will literally do anything to protect a noble witness. I was excited about doing a film that had heroic proportions. "  Producer Arnold Kopelson was also keen to cast Schwarzenegger in the role of "Eraser", having talked with the actor about working on projects before. Arnold Kopelson (born in New York City, USA February 14, 1935) is an Academy Award -winning American Film producer.  Vanessa Williams would be cast as the lead female character, Lee Cullen, the key witness Eraser must protect. Williams came to the attention of the Kopelsons when Maria Shriver, the wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, suggested her for the role. Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California.  To play the character of Deguerin (Kruger's mentor), the filmmakers wanted an actor who could "convey intelligence, skill and magnetism - a more mature version of the Kruger character", they would cast James Caan in this role.  The screenplay was initially the work of Tony Puryear, who had a background in advertising, rap videos. See also Pre-production Screenwriting A screenplay or script is a written plan authored by a Screenwriter, for a Film or Television Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Another writer, Walon Green, also receives credit as well. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Walon Green (born December 15, 1936) is an American Documentary film director and screenwriter for both TV and films 
One of the most demanding action sequences in the film, featured the character of Kruger, forced to flee from a jet speeding through the skies at 250 miles per hour. A jet aircraft is an Aircraft propelled by Jet engines Jet aircraft fly much faster than Propeller -powered aircraft and at higher altitudes -- as high as Speaking about this scene, director Russell says: "These things are jigsaw puzzle pieces not only within shooting sequence but within each shot. You had elements that were live action, elements that were miniature, sometimes computer-generated, and they're all married together in the final processing. "  Some of the physical stunts were performed by Schwarzenegger himself. A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or any act requiring a special skill performed for artistic purposes in TV, Theatre, or cinema For the "aerial" stunt Arnold was required to fall 65 feet in vertical descent and perform a back flip in mid-flight. The shot took seven takes to get - in the final film, Kruger appears to drop along the length of the fuselage and past the flaming engine of the Jet thanks to inventive camera angles and special effects. The illusions used in the Film, Television, Theater, or Entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called The "Rail-gun" featured in the film as a key plot device, Schwarzenegger talks on the subject: "We paid a lot of attention to making the audience feel the danger of this weapon, that anyone can be outside of your house, looking right through the walls. It really leaves you nowhere to hide," he explains. "But, on top of that, we show the sophistication of the weapon in a lot of fun ways: you not only see through a building, you see a person's skeleton and even their heart beating inside. There are some great visual effects there. "
Eraser began principal photography in New York City, locations would include The Harlem Rail Yard in the South Bronx, Central Park's Sheep Meadow and Chinatown. The City of New York  Following shooting in New York production moved to Washington D.C. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D .  For the action sequence which takes place in the Reptile House of New York City Zoo, interiors were built on the soundstages of the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank,California. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.