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Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  2 August 1996 (USA)
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Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

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Eddie Kasalivich, an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, works as a technician for a scientific team that discovers an alternative, low-cost, pollution-free fuel source. When one of the chief scientists is murdered and the invention stolen, Eddie and physicist Lily Sinclair are framed for it and have to flee for their lives, with the FBI, CIA and other involved parties in close pursuit. Paul Shannon, Eddies mentor, is the director of a scientific company which - unknown to Eddie - has commercial interests in the invention. Eddie and Lily set out to find the stolen invention and hopefully clear themselves of the false charges. Written by The Ramp Runner

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,546,000 (USA) (2 August 1996)

Gross:

ITL 3,544,552,000 (Italy) (13 December 1996)
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Mira Sorvino was originally cast as Dr. Lilly Sinclair, but left the project to star in Beautiful Girls (1996). See more »

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FBI Agent Ford: Hundred bucks, kid didn't do it.
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Fast and exciting film that makes you think after watching.
6 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is fast and exciting. The story is about a scientist working at a University lab. to make renewable energy out of water. Upon succeeding, the plant explodes but not before Reeves returns to find one of the top researches suffocated. Upon investigation Reeves and Weiss are set up and the FBI are on their case. In seeking to find the truth, they uncover an undercover agency established by the Government that is so secret that top Officials at the White House are unaware of its activities, the FBI are unaware and the is no paperwork of its existence.

This film really gets you hooked and makes you think about what does really go on in the world.


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