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Erased (The Expatriate)
Erased film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPhilipp Stölzl
Produced byClaude Leger
Written byArash Amel
StarringAaron Eckhart
Olga Kurylenko
Liana Liberato
Music byJeff Danna
CinematographyKolja Brandt
Editing byDominique Fortin
StudioE-motions
Informant Films Europe
uMedia
Distributed byRaDiUS-TWC / The Weinstein Company (USA)
Release dates
  • September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21) (Belgium)
  • May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31) (Canada)
  • May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17) (United States)
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Canada
Belgium
LanguageEnglish
Budget$12 million[1]
 
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Erased (The Expatriate)
Erased film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPhilipp Stölzl
Produced byClaude Leger
Written byArash Amel
StarringAaron Eckhart
Olga Kurylenko
Liana Liberato
Music byJeff Danna
CinematographyKolja Brandt
Editing byDominique Fortin
StudioE-motions
Informant Films Europe
uMedia
Distributed byRaDiUS-TWC / The Weinstein Company (USA)
Release dates
  • September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21) (Belgium)
  • May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31) (Canada)
  • May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17) (United States)
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Canada
Belgium
LanguageEnglish
Budget$12 million[1]

Erased (also known as The Expatriate outside of the US) is a 2012 thriller film directed by Philipp Stölzl, starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko.

The story centers on Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) an Ex-CIA agent and Amy (Liana Liberato), his estranged daughter who are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.[2]

The movie was released in the US on May 17, 2013, following its acquisition by RaDiUS-TWC, the multiplatform distribution label of The Weinstein Company. It was retitled "Erased" for the US market.[3] The retitling and delayed US release was due to unusually high piracy rates following an early DVD release in France on September 26, 2012 during the first week of the movie's global theatrical roll-out. On October 1, 2012, it ranked number 10 most pirated movie online globally, in a chart otherwise populated by blockbusters from major Hollywood studios.[4]

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Erased premiered on premium VOD (Video On Demand), ranking in the Top-10 of the iTunes Movies charts on April 8, 2013, a month ahead of its US theatrical roll-out on May 17, 2013. In the UK, it ranked number 3 in the iTunes Movies charts on April 14, 2013, having spent four weeks in the Top-10. It was the second pre-theatrical VOD release ever to break the iTunes US Top 10, behind Bachelorette.

Erased has received mixed reviews from critics, as it currently holds a 26% rating based on 42 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus: "Derivative to a fault, Erased squanders some nifty potential and its talented cast in a bland retelling of a story action fans have seen too many times before."

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