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Chill Factor (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 September 1999 (USA)
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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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Dr. Richard Long
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Ten years after a covert military experiment on a remote Pacific island went wrong and killed eighteen servicemen and his assistant, Dr. Richard Long is still trying to forget the havoc that the experiment caused. Living in the small town of Jerome, Montana, Long still does scientific experiments at the local base, and he enjoys his time fly-fishing with Tim Mason, who works at a local diner. Long is visited by Colonel Andrew Brynner, a former military officer who took the blame and served ten years in Leavenworth Federal Prison for Long's experiment. Now a free man with a score to settle, Brynner has assembled a team of terrorists, including an icy blond named Vaughn. Brynner plans to steal and then sell "Elvis" -- Long's highly volatile, blue crystal substance -- to the highest international bidder. Unfortunately for him, Long, who gets killed, has already delivered "Elvis" to Mason, along with directions that the substance must remain below fifty degrees Fahrenheit, or it will ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Two guys, one bomb, and a whole lot of ice cream. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,810,531 (USA) (3 September 1999)

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£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)
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Skeet Ulrich and Cuba Gooding Jr. previously appeared together in As Good as It Gets (1997). Both actors also later starred in films about sled dogs: Chilly Dogs (2001) and Snow Dogs (2002). See more »

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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 »

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Tim Mason: Listen, Arlo...
Arlo: [Vaughn punches Tim] Hey!
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Spoofs Speed (1994) See more »

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Utter nonsense but at least it was enjoyable to watch
28 August 2006 | by (Wishaw, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film was complete trash, but in a good way. I've always looked upon Cuba Gooding Jnr as a semi decent actor but if this is the kind of film he is going to be starring in, then I can see him descending the same way as Charlie Sheen.

You can see from the outset that the makers tried to make one of those high octane action thrillers, which are ten-a-penny these days. But when you've got a budget that would struggle to finance an episode of quantum leap, then maybe making a film of this kind wasn't such a good idea.

They make use of computer graphics in a lot of the action scenes which, to be honest, doesn't look the worst I have ever seen, but still prompts you to snicker at how bad it is. The most ridiculous of which occurs at the end of the movie, when a chemical weapon which we have been told has the power to blow up basically a quarter of America, detonates in a tunnel.

At this point we are subjected to rotten computer graphics which are so bad that I instantly had flashbacks of Dean Stockwell and the film-making atrocity that was the Langoliers.

But the story is complete nonsense, so even with a budget the size of Lord of the Rings, there would be no way of making the whole thing believable anyway. So you can perhaps see where the producer was coming from i.e. lets make a cheap action thriller and we'll plaster Cuba Gooding's face over the front cover and we'll maybe make some money.

It would've have been better if Eric Roberts had been given the leading role.


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