- Title: USA: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S NEW FILM 'ERASER' PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES
- Date: 11th June 1996
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RTV) ARNOLD KOPELSON SAYS IT COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN DONE BY ARNOLD, HE IS BIGGER THAN LIFE, NO ONE COULD PULL THIS OFF(ENGLISH) SCHWARZENEGGER SAYS AUDIENCES WANT TO SEE THE LEADING MAN DO HIS OWN STUNTS, SO HE DID MOST OF THEM (ENGLISH) JAMES COBURN SAYS THERE'S NO PRETENTION ABOUT SCHWARZENEGGER (ENGLISH)
- Reuters ID: LVA4Y37JY3JA3DWYUCAY1LK4Q7BR
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:01:05
- Story Text: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back with another action film where he gets to kill the bad guys, rescue the girl and save the world from a technological menace.
This one's called "Eraser" and it's Warner Brothers' newest entry in the summer movie sweepstakes.
Schwarzenegger plays United States Marshal John Kruger, one of the best of the elite federal marshals working for the Federal Witness Protection Program. It's one of the government's most clandestine agencies and its agents are in charge of keeping witnesses safe while they're waiting to testify in high-profile trials.
In this film, the witness is Lee Cullen, played by singer/actor Vanessa Williams. Cullen is an employee of one the nation's leading defense contractors who inadvertently uncovers a scheme to deliver one of the most advanced super-weapons ever developed into hands that could shift the balace of power in the world.
James Caan plays Robert Deguerin, Kruger's mentor, while James Coburn plays Beller, the head of the Witness Protection Program.
"Eraser" is directed by Charles Russell, who last brought audiences the hit film "The Mask," starring Jim Carrey.
Schwarzenegger is no stranger to films with ever-larger stunts.
In this film, he gets to jump from a plane and wrestle with some pretty mean alligators.
In addition to co-starring in the film, Williams also contributes its closing theme song, "Where Do We Go From Here?" Warner Brothers pulled out all stops for the film's premiere, shutting down part of Hollywood Boulevard in downtown Hollywood to accomodate all the celebrities, fans, and the press. The screening was held at the historic Mann's Chinese Theater.
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