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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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Richard Todd Aguayo ...
Gomez
K. Addison Young ...
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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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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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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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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

Shortly after the motorcycle guy opens the door and gets into the back of the truck the view of the truck is shot from above. When that happens it shows the back door as being closed. When the view changes to a street view the door is wide open. See more »

Quotes

Col. Andrew Brynner: It won't be long now, gentlemen. And it won't be very pleasant.
[Brynner puts a small sample of Elvis on the road by Tim and Arlo for testing]
Col. Andrew Brynner: But such is the price of patriotism.
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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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