- John Kruger (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER), to an alligator he shoots in the head.
USA Today - 06/21/1996
"...[A] funhouse action pic..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/12/1996
"...In the right soil, Schwarzenegger is solid as an oak." -- Rating: B
Variety - 06/10/1996
"...[The] lensing is cool and elegant....It's good to see James Coburn here in the authoritative part of a high government official..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/21/1996
"...ERASER is actually good action fun, with spectacular stunts and special effects and high energy..."
Muscle-bound, heavily-accented John Kruger is employed by the Witness Protection Program as an "eraser." In other words, he wipes out a witness's identity in order to save him or her from potential harm. One such person is beautiful Lee Cullen, who possesses vital information regarding super high-tech weapons -- and a government conspiracy connected to them. Krueger's job protecting Cullen will lead to some action-packed, death-defying adventures for the pair, as gunmen and goons and even alligators seem to be waiting for them around every corner. Furthermore, a traitor within the Witness Protection Program is hell-bent on violently erasing Krueger himself.
A lone-wolf marshal for the elite Federal Witness Protection Program, an "eraser," struggles to protect a beautiful, whistle-blowing former employee of a large, corrupt defense contractor. Along the way, the agent's own loyalty to his country is called into question in this action-filled thriller. Academy Awards Nomination: Best Sound Effects Editing.