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Chill Factor (1999)

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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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Colonel Leo Vitelli
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Dennis
Jordan Mott ...
Carl
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Richard Todd Aguayo ...
Gomez
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Storyline

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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ice | ice cream truck | island | montana | gun | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)

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£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)
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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 »

Goofs

During the mountain chase scene, the lead terrorist decides to fire on the fleeing heroes and he makes the comment "Get the M-79 ready, prep the launcher". However, the weapon he fires into the tanker truck is a shoulder mounted RPG or possibly a LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon). The M-79 that he referred to is actually a hand held grenade launcher. 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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PLEASING AND INVOLVING ACTION FLICK
12 August 2000 | by (Cardiff,Wales) – See all my reviews

CHILL FACTOR is one of those movies that you enjoy for its duration but does not live long in the memory.The main story takes a little longer than it needs to to get under way but once it does the movie races along to an exciting and dare I say suspenseful climax and emerges victorious as a pleasing and involving action flick. Skeet Ulrich and Cuba Gooding Jnr.,actors unfamiliar to me work well together as two likeable guys transporting some kind of explosive "macguffin" in an ice cream truck to protect it from psychopathic terrorists on their trail.The standout performacehowever,comes from Hudson Leick who portrays the villainous warrior woman Callisto on XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS.She plays the tough mercenary hench(wo)man to bad guy Peter Firth and she can play evil like no other actress around today;Leick can wither with a glance and helps make CHILL FACTOR a movie to seek out.More from her please.


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