Eraser


1h 55m 1996

Brief Synopsis

It's Federal Marshal John Kruger's duty to keep witnesses hidden within the government's Witness Protection Program safe. Now he must protect Lee Cullen, who inadvertently uncovered a scheme to deliver one of the most advanced super-weapons ever developed--the rail gun--into hands that could shift the world's balance of power forever. What she doesn't know is that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government and industry, and the players involved will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing the truth. Kruger is matched against an unknown challenger whose cunning skill equals his own as he guards Lee against the conspirators. As Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor within the program, he sets out to prove his innocence to Robert Deguerin, his mentor, and Beller, the head of the WPP. In a world where allies could be enemies, Kruger and Lee come to trust only each other as the deadly players in the conspiracy close in on them, and time continues to run out.

Film Details

Also Known As
El Protector, Eraser (Eliminador), Queima De Arquivo, effaceur
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA; New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

It's Federal Marshal John Kruger's duty to keep witnesses hidden within the government's Witness Protection Program safe. Now he must protect Lee Cullen, who inadvertently uncovered a scheme to deliver one of the most advanced super-weapons ever developed--the rail gun--into hands that could shift the world's balance of power forever. What she doesn't know is that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government and industry, and the players involved will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing the truth. Kruger is matched against an unknown challenger whose cunning skill equals his own as he guards Lee against the conspirators. As Kruger himself falls under suspicion as the traitor within the program, he sets out to prove his innocence to Robert Deguerin, his mentor, and Beller, the head of the WPP. In a world where allies could be enemies, Kruger and Lee come to trust only each other as the deadly players in the conspiracy close in on them, and time continues to run out.

Crew

Philip Edward Alexy

Cgi Artist

Alexandra Altrocchi

Effects Coordinator

Pete Antico

Stunts

Steve Aredas

Assistant Camera Operator

Bub Asman

Sound Editor

Christopher Aud

Sound Effects Editor

Aparna Bakhle

Assistant

Perry Barndt

Stunts

Bobby Bass

Stunts

Don Bassett

Transportation Captain

Michael Bauer

Visual Effects

Barbara Lee Belmonte

Stunts

Michael A Benson

Director Of Photography

Andrew Bernstein

Assistant Director

Patrick Bietz

Sound Effects Editor

David Bifano

Other

Ken Blackwell

Associate Editor

Jean Bolte

Visual Effects

John V Bonds

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Bowerman

Boom Operator

Christopher Boyes

Sound Design

Daniel Bradford

Set Designer

Janet Brady

Stunts

Aaron Brock

Assistant

Nicholas Brooks

Digital Effects Supervisor

Gary A Brostrom

Key Grip

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Stephen Brown

Coproducer

Troy Brown

Stunts

Richard Bruno

Costume Designer

Victoria Bruno

Costumes

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Neil Burrow

Sound Effects Editor

Bobby Burton

Lighting Technician

William H Burton

Stunts

Todd Busch

Assistant Editor

Wayne R Campbell

Transportation Coordinator

Robert C Campion

Production Accountant

Frank Capra

Associate Producer

Kevin E Carpenter

Rerecording

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Lanny Cermak

Graphics

Eric Chamberlain

Digital Effects Supervisor

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Bob Chase

Costumes

Michael S. Chernuchin

From Story

Shanna Chung Lim

Graphics

Delia Circelli

Production Supervisor

Damon Cohoon

Sound Editor

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Dialogue Editor

Byars Cole

Producer

Franco Columbu

Stunts

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Erik Cord

Stunts

Kimberly Cossett

Stunts

Kate Crossley

Editor

Eugene Crum

Effects Assistant

Samuel C Crutcher

Sound Effects Editor

William Cuteo

Lighting

Chic Daniel

Stunts

Max Daniels

Stunts

Frank Darabont

Other

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Jeff Dawn

Makeup Supervisor

Beatrice Dealba

Hair Stylist

Patrice Dinhut

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lou Dinson

Transportation Captain

Mike Dobie

Sound Effects Editor

Danial Donai

Stunts

Peter Doyle

Visual Effects

Dawn Dreiling

Script Supervisor

Ethan Dubrow

Assistant

Robert Eber

Sound Mixer

Kevin Elam

Production Manager

John Ellingwood

Assistant Camera Operator

Jude Elliott

Assistant

Tom Elliott

Stunts

Bradley Thomas Emmons

Rigging Gaffer

Danny Epper

Stunts

Gary Epper

Stunts

Matt Farell

Graphic Artist

Michael L. Fink

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lisa A Fisher

Visual Effects

Brenton Fletcher

Cgi Artist

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Cathy Flynn

Dialogue Editor

Patrick J. Foley

Dialogue Editor

Karen Jo Fouts

Accounting Assistant

Frank Frank

Assistant Director

Donald L. Frazee

Effects Assistant

Terry Frazee

Effects Coordinator

Jenny Fulle

Visual Effects

David Gabrielli

Other

John Gaeta

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jessica Galavan

Adr Editor

Adam Gallagher

Assistant

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer

Teri Garland

Stunts

Chris Garrity

Assistant Director

Gregory J Gault

Stunts

Michael Gleason

Editor

Stanley Gonsales

Lighting

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Walon Green

Screenplay

Walon Green

From Story

Adam Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Shai Greenberg

Assistant Camera Operator

John Griffin

Other

Shawn Griffith

Assistant

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Rerecording

Greg A Hall

Costumes

Jason Hanel

Effects Assistant

Jerelyn Harding

Adr Editor

Michael Haro

Assistant Location Manager

Tim Harrington

Cgi Artist

Todd Harris

Assistant Sound Editor

Mischa Hausserman

Other

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

John Hewitt

Graphics

Erica L Hiller

Post-Production Supervisor

Jay M Hirsch

Effects Assistant

Billy Hank Hooker

Stunts

David L Horton

Foley Editor

Norman Howell

Stunts

Bill K. Hoyt

Other

Roger Huynh

Graphics

David Hyman

Assistant

Joel Hyneck

Special Effects

Jay Ignaszewski

Post-Production Supervisor

Carolyn Ippisch

Graphics

Steve Irwin

Video

Doug Jackson

Sound Effects Editor

Scott D Jackson

Foley Editor

James Jermyn

Assistant

Dayne Johnson

Makeup Artist

Matt D Johnston

Stunts

Dennis E Jones

Unit Production Manager

James Kail

Makeup

Will Kaplan

Music Editor

John Karls

Assistant Camera Operator

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Constance A Kazmer

Foley Editor

Bill Kenney

Production Designer

Norman Kent

Camera

Peter Kent

Stunts

Gary Kieldrup

Assistant Property Master

Clark King

Sound Mixer

James J Klinger

Sound Effects Editor

Bill Konersman

Graphics

Anne Kopelson

Producer

Arnold Kopelson

Producer

Adam M Koppekin

Assistant

Joel Kramer

Stunt Coordinator

Sharon Kramer

Stunts

Gary Krivacek

Sound Effects Editor

Dennis Laine

Assistant Camera Operator

Louis Lazzara

Makeup Artist

Lane Leavitt

Stunts

Scott Leberecht

Visual Effects

C Lee

Assistant Editor

Terry Leonard

Unit Director

Moshe Levin

Camera Operator

Janice Lew

Graphic Artist

Stewart Lew

Graphics

Garrett Lewis

Set Decorator

Mark Lonsdale

Stunts

Cookie Lopez

Costumes

Harry Lu

Technical Advisor

Billy Lucas

Stunts

Tom Lupo

Stunts

Susan Macleod

Production Supervisor

Mary Lamar Mahler

Other

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Karey Maltzahn

Assistant Editor

George Manasse

Unit Production Manager

Dean Manly

Adr Editor

Guy Manos

Other

Keira March

Assistant

Stephen A Marinaccio

Office Assistant

Darrin Martin

Assistant Sound Editor

Martin Maryska

Sound Editor

Bruce V. Mcbroom

Photography

Allison Mcbryde

Casting Associate

Steven Mccure

Graphics

Steven C. Mcgee

Lighting Technician

Mark Mckenzie

Original Music

Amy Mcnamara

Graphics

John C. Meier

Stunts

Raymond Michaels

Key Grip

Dale Miler

Hair Stylist

Walter Miler

Transportation Co-Captain

R J Mino

Assistant

Terry Molatore

Rotoscope Animator

Steven Molin

Visual Effects

Bennie Moore

Stunts

Justin Moritt

Production Supervisor

Gary Muller

Assistant Camera Operator

Alan Robert Murray

Sound Editor

Randy Musselman

Transportation Co-Captain

David R Newhouse

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
El Protector, Eraser (Eliminador), Queima De Arquivo, effaceur
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA; New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Award Nominations

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1996

Articles

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)


Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49.

Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums.

In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons.

After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter.

by Michael T. Toole
Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49. Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums. In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons. After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter. by Michael T. Toole

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 29, 1996

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1996

Began shooting September 13, 1995.

Completed shooting March 26, 1996.

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 29, 1996