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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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Richard Todd Aguayo ...
Gomez
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Deputy Art Lewis
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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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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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1 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£41,517 (UK) (23 June 2000)

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

When a close up of the rope is shown when Mason is letting "Elvis" down the dam it is blackened and sloppily wrapped quite different from the store; a moment later it shows Mason holding the rope up and, like at the store, it is clean and neatly wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Arlo: We're heroes, my man. It's time to start acting like it. Quit limping around like that.
Tim Mason: Excuse me, I got a bullet in my leg.
Arlo: Always the negative with you.
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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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