History FilM / Eraser

15th May '18 8:35:34 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: It makes one wonder whether selling advanced weapons to the U.S. military would not only been safer, but more profitable than to foreign terrorists.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: It makes one wonder whether selling advanced weapons If railguns are so great, why wouldn't a legitimate government want to purchase them? And if not the U.S. military would not only been safer, but more profitable than to foreign terrorists.US military, some other allied nation?
15th May '18 8:33:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
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*** Except, in RealLife, defibrillators are used to treat irregular heartbeats, not having ''no heartbeat at all'', and it's perfectly possible to have someone still be conscious and active with an irregular heartbeat (in fact, the goal is to ''stop the heart'', so it restarts on its own with a normal heartbeat). On the other hand, no one would use a defibrillator with a flatline.



** "They caught a train."
*** LuckyTranslation in French: the expression he uses means "jump on the bandwagon".

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** "They caught a train."
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" LuckyTranslation in French: the expression he uses means "jump on the bandwagon".
15th May '18 8:33:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: The bad guys repeatedly mention that they had to resort to selling to terrorists because the U.S. Government isn't willing to give them enough funding. The sale price of the railguns is later mentioned as 52 million dollars, which even back in the 1990's would have been a drop in the bucket in terms of government spending (The government spends almost as much on NPR each year).
12th May '18 3:27:16 AM Saveelich
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16th Mar '18 5:33:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* SniperDuel: One of the mobsters manages to shoot a sniper wielding a railgun using an ordinary rifle... [[MoeGreeneSpecial through the scope]]. And that's the same mobster, who is [[InformedFlaw earlier stated at being unable to hit the broad side of a barn]].
16th Mar '18 5:21:58 AM ChronoLegion
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*** Except, in RealLife, defibrillators are used to treat irregular heartbeats, not having ''not heartbeat at all'', and it's perfectly possible to have someone still be conscious and active with an irregular heartbeat. On the other hand, no one would use a defibrillator with a flatline.

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*** Except, in RealLife, defibrillators are used to treat irregular heartbeats, not having ''not ''no heartbeat at all'', and it's perfectly possible to have someone still be conscious and active with an irregular heartbeat.heartbeat (in fact, the goal is to ''stop the heart'', so it restarts on its own with a normal heartbeat). On the other hand, no one would use a defibrillator with a flatline.
16th Mar '18 5:20:45 AM ChronoLegion
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Added DiffLines:

*** Except, in RealLife, defibrillators are used to treat irregular heartbeats, not having ''not heartbeat at all'', and it's perfectly possible to have someone still be conscious and active with an irregular heartbeat. On the other hand, no one would use a defibrillator with a flatline.
22nd Oct '17 7:59:24 PM DLMaximum1
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Cue John Kruger (Schwarzenegger), a very effective agent of the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). He has been nicknamed "Eraser" for his ability to erase any trace of the people he is protecting. Now he has to protect Lee. But there are dangers ahead. The conspiracy extents further than Cyrez itself, involving even Daniel Harper (Andy Romano), Undersecretary of Defense. Kruger has been warned by his mentor Robert DeGuerin (Caan), that there is a mole within the Program, responsible for the deaths of key witnesses in top-level cases. Lee could be next.

Good advice. Too bad DeGuerin is TheMole and has been hired to kill both Lee and anyone actually trying to protect her. Now Kruger must "erase" his opponents in a decidedly more lethal style.

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Cue John Kruger (Schwarzenegger), a very effective agent of the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). He has been nicknamed "Eraser" for his ability to erase any trace of the people he is protecting. Now he has to protect Lee. But there are dangers ahead. The conspiracy extents further than Cyrez itself, involving even Daniel Harper (Andy Romano), Undersecretary of Defense. Kruger has been warned by his mentor Robert DeGuerin [=DeGuerin=] (Caan), that there is a mole within the Program, responsible for the deaths of key witnesses in top-level cases. Lee could be next.

Good advice. Too bad DeGuerin [=DeGuerin=] is TheMole and has been hired to kill both Lee and anyone actually trying to protect her. Now Kruger must "erase" his opponents in a decidedly more lethal style.



* BrokenPedestal: Subverted, as despite respecting and admiring him a great deal, Kruger rapidly suspects DeGuerin's duplicity and doesn't waste any time mourning the loss of his mentor.

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* BrokenPedestal: Subverted, as despite respecting and admiring him a great deal, Kruger rapidly suspects DeGuerin's [=DeGuerin=]'s duplicity and doesn't waste any time mourning the loss of his mentor.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: James Cromwell's character was the CEO of Cyrez enterprises, which was also selling advanced weapons to Russian terrorists. As soon as he was found out by the FBI... well, [[DrivenToSuicide his reaction ended up becoming obvious]]. Also, there is a Corrupt U.S. Marshal involved as well (DeGuerin), as the Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper was in on the deal with the Russians.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: James Cromwell's character was the CEO of Cyrez enterprises, which was also selling advanced weapons to Russian terrorists. As soon as he was found out by the FBI... well, [[DrivenToSuicide his reaction ended up becoming obvious]]. Also, there is a Corrupt U.S. Marshal involved as well (DeGuerin), ([=DeGuerin=]), as the Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper was in on the deal with the Russians.



* HackedByAPirate: Inversion: DeGuerin has several scientists shut down the computers when it was becoming obvious that Arnie and Cullen were using her former boss' computer console to access the disc copy she had (long story short, she copied a second disc in case it turned out the FBI were going to sell her out), to prevent ''them'' from hacking the secrets they had. Upon the computer being hacked, a message then pops up that states "You Have Just Been Erased!"
* TheHeavy: Harper is the real BigBad, but DeGuerin is the one who moves the movie forward by actively trying to kill Kruger and Cullen.

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* HackedByAPirate: Inversion: DeGuerin Inversion -- [=DeGuerin=] has several scientists shut down the computers when it was becoming obvious that Arnie and Cullen were using her former boss' computer console to access the disc copy she had (long story short, she copied a second disc in case it turned out the FBI were going to sell her out), to prevent ''them'' from hacking the secrets they had. Upon the computer being hacked, a message then pops up that states "You Have Just Been Erased!"
* TheHeavy: Harper is the real BigBad, but DeGuerin [=DeGuerin=] is the one who moves the movie forward by actively trying to kill Kruger and Cullen.



* KissOfLife: Subverted. DeGuerin shoots a woman in the chest, then pretends to give her mouth-to-mouth when his colleagues arrive to see what happened -- he's actually blocking her mouth and nose in order to finish her off and to prevent her from speaking.

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* KissOfLife: Subverted. DeGuerin [=DeGuerin=] shoots a woman in the chest, then pretends to give her mouth-to-mouth when his colleagues arrive to see what happened -- he's actually blocking her mouth and nose in order to finish her off and to prevent her from speaking.



-->'''DeGuerin''': I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail-order piece of shit!''

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-->'''DeGuerin''': -->'''[=DeGuerin=]''': I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail-order piece of shit!''



* TheDragon: U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin, as he was assigned by Harper to eliminate Kruger and Cullen in order to cover their tracks of the scandal.

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* TheDragon: U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin, [=DeGuerin=], as he was assigned by Harper to eliminate Kruger and Cullen in order to cover their tracks of the scandal.



* TheMole: DeGuerin.

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* TheMole: DeGuerin.[=DeGuerin=].



* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knife Always Works]]: Kruger manages to hit DeGuerin's elbow with his belt knife.
-->'''DeGuerin''': "I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail order piece of shit''!"

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* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knife Always Works]]: Kruger manages to hit DeGuerin's [=DeGuerin=]'s elbow with his belt knife.
-->'''DeGuerin''': -->'''[=DeGuerin=]''': "I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail order piece of shit''!"



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Subverted. Taking Cullen hostage, DeGuerin tells Kruger to drop his weapon, and when he does-

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Subverted. Taking Cullen hostage, DeGuerin [=DeGuerin=] tells Kruger to drop his weapon, and when he does-
22nd Oct '17 7:53:22 PM DLMaximum1
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Cue John Kruger (Schwarzenegger), a very effective agent of the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). He has been nicknamed "Eraser" for his ability to erase any trace of the people he is protecting. Now he has to protect Lee. But there are dangers ahead. The conspiracy extents further than Cyrez itself, involving even Daniel Harper (Andy Romano), Undersecretary of Defense. Kruger has been warned by his mentor Robert Deguerin (Caan), that there is a mole within the Program, responsible for the deaths of key witnesses in top-level cases. Lee could be next.

Good advice. Too bad Deguerin is TheMole and has been hired to kill both Lee and anyone actually trying to protect her. Now Kruger must "erase" his opponents in a decidedly more lethal style.

to:

Cue John Kruger (Schwarzenegger), a very effective agent of the Federal Witness Security Protection Program (WITSEC). He has been nicknamed "Eraser" for his ability to erase any trace of the people he is protecting. Now he has to protect Lee. But there are dangers ahead. The conspiracy extents further than Cyrez itself, involving even Daniel Harper (Andy Romano), Undersecretary of Defense. Kruger has been warned by his mentor Robert Deguerin DeGuerin (Caan), that there is a mole within the Program, responsible for the deaths of key witnesses in top-level cases. Lee could be next.

Good advice. Too bad Deguerin DeGuerin is TheMole and has been hired to kill both Lee and anyone actually trying to protect her. Now Kruger must "erase" his opponents in a decidedly more lethal style.



* BrokenPedestal: Subverted, as despite respecting and admiring him a great deal, Kruger rapidly suspects Deguerin's duplicity and doesn't waste any time mourning the loss of his mentor.

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* BrokenPedestal: Subverted, as despite respecting and admiring him a great deal, Kruger rapidly suspects Deguerin's DeGuerin's duplicity and doesn't waste any time mourning the loss of his mentor.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: James Cromwell's character was the CEO of Cyrez enterprises, which was also selling advanced weapons to Russian terrorists. As soon as he was found out by the FBI... well, [[DrivenToSuicide his reaction ended up becoming obvious]]. Also, there is a Corrupt U.S. Marshal involved as well (Deguerin), as the Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper was in on the deal with the Russians.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: It makes one wonder whether selling advanced weapons to the US military would not only been safer but more profitable than to foreign terrorists.

to:

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: James Cromwell's character was the CEO of Cyrez enterprises, which was also selling advanced weapons to Russian terrorists. As soon as he was found out by the FBI... well, [[DrivenToSuicide his reaction ended up becoming obvious]]. Also, there is a Corrupt U.S. Marshal involved as well (Deguerin), (DeGuerin), as the Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper was in on the deal with the Russians.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: It makes one wonder whether selling advanced weapons to the US U.S. military would not only been safer safer, but more profitable than to foreign terrorists.



* HackedByAPirate: Inversion: Deguerin has several scientists shut down the computers when it was becoming obvious that Arnie and Cullen were using her former boss's computer console to access the disc copy she had (long story short, she copied a second disc in case it turned out the FBI were going to sell her out), to prevent ''them'' from hacking the secrets they had. Upon the computer being hacked, a message then pops up that states "You Have Just Been Erased!"
* TheHeavy: Harper is the real BigBad, but Deguerin is the one who moves the movie forward by actively trying to kill Kruger and Cullen.

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* HackedByAPirate: Inversion: Deguerin DeGuerin has several scientists shut down the computers when it was becoming obvious that Arnie and Cullen were using her former boss's boss' computer console to access the disc copy she had (long story short, she copied a second disc in case it turned out the FBI were going to sell her out), to prevent ''them'' from hacking the secrets they had. Upon the computer being hacked, a message then pops up that states "You Have Just Been Erased!"
* TheHeavy: Harper is the real BigBad, but Deguerin DeGuerin is the one who moves the movie forward by actively trying to kill Kruger and Cullen.



* KissOfLife: Subverted. Deguerin shoots a woman in the chest, then pretends to give her mouth-to-mouth when his colleagues arrive to see what happened -- he's actually blocking her mouth and nose in order to finish her off and to prevent her from speaking.

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* KissOfLife: Subverted. Deguerin DeGuerin shoots a woman in the chest, then pretends to give her mouth-to-mouth when his colleagues arrive to see what happened -- he's actually blocking her mouth and nose in order to finish her off and to prevent her from speaking.



-->'''Deguerin''': I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail-order piece of shit!''

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-->'''Deguerin''': -->'''DeGuerin''': I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail-order piece of shit!''



* ScopeSnipe: One of the railgun toting bad guys gets this treatment from Sal using a Winchester Model 70, possibly making this a LampshadeHanging.

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* ScopeSnipe: One of the railgun toting railgun-toting bad guys gets this treatment from Sal using a Winchester Model 70, possibly making this a LampshadeHanging.



* TheDragon: U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin, as he was assigned by Harper to eliminate Kruger and Cullen in order to cover their tracks of the scandal.
* TheMafia: Johnny's former employers. Later turns into an EnemyMine between them and Kruger to get rid of the Russians and Deguerin's operation.
* TheMole: Deguerin.

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* TheDragon: U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin, DeGuerin, as he was assigned by Harper to eliminate Kruger and Cullen in order to cover their tracks of the scandal.
* TheMafia: Johnny's former employers. Later turns into an EnemyMine between them and Kruger to get rid of the Russians and Deguerin's DeGuerin's operation.
* TheMole: Deguerin.DeGuerin.



* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knife Always Works]]: Kruger manages to hit Deguerin's elbow with his belt knife.
-->'''Deguerin''': "I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail order piece of shit''!"

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* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Knife Always Works]]: Kruger manages to hit Deguerin's DeGuerin's elbow with his belt knife.
-->'''Deguerin''': -->'''DeGuerin''': "I can't believe you stuck me with that ''mail order piece of shit''!"



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Subverted. Taking Cullen hostage, Deguerin tells Kruger to drop his weapon, and when he does-

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Subverted. Taking Cullen hostage, Deguerin DeGuerin tells Kruger to drop his weapon, and when he does-
22nd Oct '17 7:44:14 PM DLMaximum1
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* BigBad: U.S. Undersectary of Defense Daniel Harper, the mastermind behind the plot to sell the rail-guns offshore.

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* BigBad: U.S. Undersectary Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper, the mastermind behind the plot to sell the rail-guns offshore.



* FriendOrFoe: The receiver on Kruger's shotgun melts, so he throws it at the enemy. A mook picks the shotgun up to examine it and promptly gets shot by the railgun sniper thinking it's Kruger.

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* FriendOrFoe: The receiver on Kruger's shotgun melts, so he throws it at the enemy. A mook picks the shotgun up to examine it and promptly gets shot by the railgun sniper sniper, thinking it's Kruger.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Lee and Kruger. Any other movie would have had them hook up at some point, but they never do. Even that final melodramatic scene--the shootout is over, lights are flashing, the wind is blowing--that seems ripe for a BigDamnKiss turns into nothing but. . .a Big Damn ''Hug''.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Lee and Kruger. Any other movie would have had them hook up at some point, but they never do. Even that final melodramatic scene--the shootout is over, lights are flashing, the wind is blowing--that seems ripe for a BigDamnKiss turns into nothing but. . .but... a Big Damn ''Hug''.
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