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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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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 ...
Ranger in Chopper
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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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This Fall, Action is served on the rocks, with a twist. 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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Carga mortal  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,227,940 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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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: Kevin of the North (2001) and Snow Dogs (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Doc Long is explaining to Mason and Arlo about Elvis, Mason switches from one side of Doc Long to the other between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tim Mason: I need your truck.
Arlo: You're not taking my truck.
[Mason cocks his gun]
Arlo: How far you got to go?
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References The Rock (1996) See more »

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A good Saturday night stay-at-home special.
2 January 2006 | by (Calgary ,Canada) – See all my reviews

Over the past few months, I've been taken in by some movies that have been deemed 'cinematic masterpieces' by some. I've also had the 'pleasure' of watching TV-movies that can be found at the bottom of the bargain bin in some video stores.

This movie is neither. It is not a 10/10 movie masterpiece, nor is it a bargain-bin, third-rate, C-list, avoid-at-all-costs tape. It sits right in the middle of the spectrum. It is watchable and entertaining, yet not exactly worthy of the Oscar or Golden Globe awards. It was action-packed, fun to watch and a great way to spend a Saturday night at home, either by yourself or others.

Out of ten, I give this film a 7. It lost 3 points for the somewhat hollow acting, but still, it was a fun movie, if you don't take it seriously.


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