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Chill Factor (1999)

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A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

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Hugh Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Arlo
Skeet Ulrich ... Tim Mason
Peter Firth ... Colonel Andrew Brynner
David Paymer ... Dr. Richard Long
Hudson Leick ... Vaughn
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Colonel Leo Vitelli
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Telstar
Judson Mills ... Dennis
Jordan Mott Jordan Mott ... Carl
Darcas Macopson ... Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
Jim Grimshaw ... Deputy Pappas
Richard Todd Aguayo Richard Todd Aguayo ... Gomez
K. Addison Young K. Addison Young ... Ranger at Dam
James Van Harper James Van Harper ... Ranger in Chopper
Tommy Smeltzer ... Deputy Art Lewis
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Storyline

A scientist develops a biological lethal weapon and accidentally kills eighteen soldiers in an island during the tests. Colonel Andrew Brynner is the commander and becomes the scapegoat of the incident. He is sentenced to go to the prison for ten years. Along this period, he becomes unbalanced and decides to get the bomb to sell to terrorists. He commands a group of mercenaries to steal the bomb from the base where Dr. Richard Long is researching. He shots the scientist but he flees with the weapon to the convenience store where the clerk Tim Mason and an ice-cream trucker driver Arlo are negotiating ice-creams. Mason receive this weapon from the injured Dr. Richard Long, with an advice to keep it below 50 F. they try to reach a military fort and try to escape from the colonel's team that is hunting them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Keeping cool is a matter of life and death. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carga mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,529,231, 5 September 1999

Gross USA:

$11,263,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,788,676
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior diner scenes were filmed in the small town of Liberty, South Carolina. In real life, the diner is a wood shop and the $15/night hotel is a laundromat. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the motorcycle guy opens the door and gets into the back of the truck the view of the truck is shot from above. When that happens it shows the back door as being closed. When the view changes to a street view the door is wide open. See more »

Quotes

Vaughn: Don't worry, I'm a professional, this won't hurt a bit
Tim Mason: Well, I am an amateur! This is gonna hurt like hell!
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Referenced in Hunting Humans (2002) See more »

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It left me cold!
13 September 2000 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I'm no snob who only loves foreign movies and turns his nose at mainstream entertainment - in fact, I am quite forgiving for genre films, and I enjoy a lot of B movies as well. However, this major Hollywood is just as bad as many of the worst B films. Despite a respectable budget, the movie looks quite cheap, sometimes embarrassingly so, like when you see a guide cable hooked to the boat, or when you see that a major highway up a mountain is A DIRT ROAD (?!) The protagonists are annoying little jerks, and you feel sorry for Gooding for playing a foul-mouthed stereotyped hustler. In fact, the chief antagonist is more sympathetic than they are! There's also not that much action, and what there is has been filmed a la "Speed 2" (jiggily camera close-up).

Even if it's free on TV and you're feeling undemanding, you'll feel as frustrated as I felt at the end.


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