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Chill Factor (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 September 1999 (USA)
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Dr. Richard Long
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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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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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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

When Arlo and Tim Mason are crossing the explosion site of the tanker their driver side mirror is smashed and the arms holding it are broken when the side of the truck scrapes the mountain. Then a few seconds later when the terrorist comes down off the cliff at the end of a rope and shoots at Tim Mason and Arlo the driver side mirror is intact. See more »

Quotes

Col. Andrew Brynner: Why? You're nothing, nobody! Why?
Tim Mason: You'd never understand.
Col. Andrew Brynner: I would have in another life. They took all that away and left me with nothing. But now I have it all.
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Spoofs Speed (1994) See more »

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Hoo-Eee! This one's a stinker!
10 May 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Sure, this is supposed to be an action-packed buddy flick with nifty stunts and jaunty banter. Uh-uh. This movie is soooo bad it's not even fun to watch. The plot is wretchedly implausible and the action scenes are just dopey. If the dialogue were a little better, we could call it trite. One wonders if the original script was substantially better than the finished product. What else could have lured respected actors like David Paymer and Cuba Gooding Jr. to this project? The mind boggles.

All this being said, this flick will always hold a special place in my heart. I saw it on a first date and he and I were united in our mutual disregard for this clunker. Reader, I married him.


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