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Chill Factor (1999)

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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Dr. Richard Long
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Colonel Leo Vitelli
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Telstar
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Dennis
Jordan Mott ...
Carl
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Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
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Richard Todd Aguayo ...
Gomez
K. Addison Young ...
Ranger at Dam
James Van Harper ...
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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 »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Facteur éolien  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,810,531 (USA) (5 September 1999)

Gross:

$11,227,940 (USA) (24 October 1999)
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The exterior diner scenes were filmed in the small town of Liberty, South Carolina. In real life, the diner is actually a wood shop and the $15/night hotel is actually a coin-operated washette. See more »

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There is a sign that says US Route 40. That highway doesn't exist in Montana. See more »

Quotes

Col. Andrew Brynner: Why? You're nothing, nobody! Why?
Tim Mason: You'd never understand.
Col. Andrew Brynner: I would have in another life. They took all that away and left me with nothing. But now I have it all.
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It left me cold!
13 September 2000 | by (Victoria, BC) – See 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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