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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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Vaughn
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Colonel Leo Vitelli
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Burke (as Dwayne Macopson)
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Gomez
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)
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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 actually a wood shop and the $15/night hotel is actually a coin-operated washette. See more »

Goofs

The security gate that Dr. Long drove through when leaving the compound after he was shot was left open by Brynner's man; after the man opened the gate for Brynner and his people he got in the vehicle before closing the gate. See more »

Quotes

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

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One of the better action films I have seen in some time.
28 August 1999 | by (Arnprior, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Good action flick about regular guys turned defenders of the American people. Cuba Gooding is great as an excitable type, while Skeet Ulrich is the cool one. Once the story is set up, the action is non stop with a lot of "Edge of your seat" scenes. Cuba & Skeet deliver some good comedy lines to take a bit of the edge off the intensity of this film. Their relationship as friends grows throughout the movie so it gives you a good feeling & brings some believability to how they react to each other in tough situations. If you like fast, hard hitting action with a bit of humor thrown in, this movie is for you!


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