Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 115 minutes
If you're going to submit yourself to a dazzling example of mainstream action, this thriller is as good a choice as any. Eraser is a live-action cartoon, the kind of movie in which Arnold Schwarzenegger can survive nail bombs, hails of bullets, an attack by voracious alligators ("You're luggage," he says, after killing one of the beasts), and still emerge from the mayhem relatively intact. Arnold plays an "eraser" from the Federal Witness Protection Program, so named because he can virtually erase the existence of anyone he's been assigned to protect. His latest beneficiary is an FBI employee (Vanessa Williams) who stumbled across a secret government group involved in the sale and export of an advanced weapon capable of shooting rounds at nearly the speed of light. Fantastic action sequences are handled with flair by director Charles Russell (The Mask), so it's easy to forgive the fact that this movie is almost completely ridiculous. --Jeff Shannon
Lee, this is Father Rodriguez.
How do you do?
Of course, I wasn't always Father Rodriguez. You might say I was born again, with a little help from our friend here.
Some of his Colombian associates wanted to introduce him to God personally.
I've been given a second chance at life. I'm using it to do God's work.