Arnold Schwarzenegger (US Marshal John Kruger), James Caan
(US Marshal Robert DeGuerin), Vanessa Williams (Lee Cullen), James Coburn (Chief Arthur Beller), Robert Pastorelli (Johnny Casteleone), James Cromwell (William Donohue)
Arnie goes back to his roots with Eraser, a formulaic
action-thriller which he might have made before he became the quintessential action hero.
He plays a government agent who specialises in faking
assassinations of those on the witness protection programme so that they're off the radar for good. He gets involved in a conspiracy whilst protecting one of his clients and ends up getting
chased by bad guys with technologically advanced weaponry.
Whilst the new age weapons in the movie are highly
inventive, the formula the film follows isn't so original and even the once-imitated pay off lines have become tired and cliched (at one point, Schwarzenegger shoots an alligator and utters
Entertaining enough for it's duration, but a disappointing
comparison to some of his better films like The Terminator or Predator. The majority of the visual effects even look second rate and it doesn't quite set the pulse racing like his earlier